Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Assessments
This page last reviewed March 8, 2017
In accordance with Assembly Bill 8, ARB annually performs and reports on an evaluation of the deployment of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and hydrogen fuel stations in the state of California. ARB reports on this analysis every year in June, providing recommendations for the California Energy Commission’s use in developing grant programs for installation, upgrade, and operation of hydrogen fueling stations. ARB recommendations address funding levels (up to $20 million annually), identification of areas with greatest need for fueling infrastructure development, daily fueling capacities of stations, and technical capabilities of stations, including design features and standards requirements. In order to identify the areas of greatest need for fueling infrastructure development, ARB developed the California Hydrogen Infrastructure Tool (CHIT). CHIT is a Geographical Information System-based tool developed in the ArcGIS environment to assess the spatial distribution of the gap between the coverage provided by existing and funded stations and the potential first adopter market for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. This page provides resources beyond the information available in ARB’s annual published evaluations for understanding and exploring the analysis completed by ARB through CHIT.
Map Viewer for June 2015 AB 8 Hydrogen Infrastructure Assessment and CEC GFO-15-605
ARB is making available a web application that allows users to view a map containing the locations of existing/funded stations included in analysis, assessments of need for coverage and capacity, and identification of Priority Areas as described in the 2015 vehicle and station Assessment. View the interactive map of the results produced by CHIT. Please note that use of the app may require the latest version of your internet browser. Click here for a list of supported browsers and click here for a special note regarding Internet Explorer 9.
Full CHIT 2015 Download Package
is making available a download package that contains the CHIT analysis
tool for use within ArcGIS 10.2 or later versions. The package contains
the ArcGIS CHIT toolbox, an instruction manual, input data used for the
2015 June analysis, sample output from the same analysis, and a copy of
the June 2015 AB 8 report. With this download package and appropriate
access to ArcGIS and certain extensions, users will be able to recreate
the analyses performed by ARB in support of its June 2015 report and be
able to perform their own exploratory analyses using alternative input
data sets, making changes to analysis settings, and/or modifying the
analysis algorithms. Please note the full download package is 1 GB in
size and will require 6 GB of space when unpackaged on your computer
March 2017 CHIT Traffic Data Webinar
On March 3, 2017 ARB hosted a webinar to review and receive public feedback on a new simulated traffic data set proposed for use in its California Hydrogen Infrastructure Tool (CHIT).
October 2015 Webinar on Formation of CHIT
On October 9, 2015 ARB held an in-depth discussion of the underlying motivations, data, and methodologies used to develop the California Hydrogen Infrastructure Tool (CHIT).
Introductory (Primer) Session to CHIT Technical Webinar
Recording of Primer Session (.mp4)
CHIT Technical Formation Webinar
For more information please contact Andrew Martinez at (916) 322-8449.