- ITM Power's US representative Geoff Budd has been elected as a member of the California Hydrogen Business Council's board.

ITM says California has taken a big step forward in making grid-scale energy storage on a large scale a reality.

In 2010, the California Assembly Bill 2514 was passed, the first state law calling for grid-scale energy storage.

California has in addition a targeted focus on the deployment of fuel cell vehicles to meet their zero emission objectives. This is supported by a planned hydrogen infrastructure schedule of funding and investment that will see numerous hydrogen refueller stations be deployed in accordance with the California Road Map: The Commercialization of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles.

Budd said: "We are delighted to have an active role on the CHBC board of directors and to actively support the development of the council's objectives in expanding the adoption of hydrogen as the 100% renewable energy medium.

"I am looking forward to participating in the hydrogen energy storage programme as a member of the council's hydrogen energy storage committee and working with the other board members to develop the CHBC objectives and strategies."

At 9:04am: [LON:ITM] ITM Power share price was -0.5p at 34.75p

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