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The Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy (ARCHES), is California's initiative to accelerate renewable hydrogen projects and the associated infrastructure development. ARCHES will leverage California's expansive size, diverse geography, and robust economy to establish a comprehensive H2 ecosystem at scale. Serving as an ideal hydrogen test bed for the nation, it is one of the seven hydrogen hubs eligible for a $1B grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). This funding will support the nationwide transition to a zero-carbon economy. Building on California's history of leadership in environmental innovation and policy, ARCHES is poised to once again demonstrate the state's commitment to pioneering clean hydrogen technologies.



  • Angelina Galiteva (President at NeoOptions)

    Angelina Galiteva

    President at NeoOptions


    Ms. Galiteva stands as a prominent figure in the clean energy sector, dedicated to advancing the global deployment of renewable energy and distributed energy technologies. As the founder and President of NEOptions, Inc., a firm specializing in renewable energy, new technology product design, and project development, she plays a pivotal role in driving innovation in the field.

    In addition to her leadership at NEOptions, Ms. Galiteva serves as the Chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy, where she is recognized as one of the key spokespersons. Furthermore, she holds a position on the Board of Governors for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), being reappointed to a fifth term by Governor Gavin Newsom on February 21, 2023.

    Ms. Galiteva's extensive industry background encompasses her role as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where she led the Green LA, Environmental Affairs, and New Product Development Organization. During her tenure at the municipal utility, she spearheaded strategic positioning and oversaw the environmental compliance departments. Her contributions extend to collaborating with CAISO and Power Exchange during their initial launches, and working as a power analyst for the New York Power Authority.

    Educationally, Ms. Galiteva holds a Juris Doctor degree and an LL.M. degree in Environmental and Energy Law from Pace University School of Law, earned in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Her specialization lies in electric utility strategic policy analysis and decision-making, with a focus on pending industry transitions and deregulation issues.

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  • Tanya Peacock (Managing Director for California and Hydrogen at EcoEngineers of EcoEngineers)

    Tanya Peacock

    Managing Director for California and Hydrogen at EcoEngineers of EcoEngineers


    Ms. Peacock is the Managing Director of EcoEngineers' office in California and leads the fast-growing hydrogen sector. She helps clients develop, optimize, and implement decarbonization strategies and develop clean energy projects, combining the customers' unique situation with local and global regulatory drivers.

    A well-known clean energy champion, Ms. Peacock, currently serves as Chair of the California Hydrogen Business Council. She played a key role in the development of foundational clean energy and climate policies such as California's renewable gas standard and cap and trade program.

    Prior to joining EcoEngineers, Ms. Peacock led the California Policy and Government Affairs team at Bloom Energy. Her focus was on decarbonization pathways, clean hydrogen opportunities, and distributed energy policy. She also led policy and rates teams at Sempra Energy and SoCalGas.

    Ms. Peacock's team in California reflects EcoEngineers' abilities at its headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. EcoEngineers' multidisciplinary team educates, supports asset development, conducts life-cycle analysis modeling, audits, ensures compliance, and conducts technical and market due diligence studies focused on the energy transition.

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  • Melanie Davids (Hydrogen Commercial Development Manager at San Diego Gas and Electric Company)

    Melanie Davids

    Hydrogen Commercial Development Manager at San Diego Gas and Electric Company


    Melanie Davidson is the Hydrogen Commercial Development Manager at SDG&E where she leads initiatives to support decarbonization of the electric, gas, and transportation sector with hydrogen. She is also a Board Member & Strategic Growth Committee Chair at the California Hydrogen Business Council.

    Before joining SDG&E, Melanie held a variety of roles at Dupont, Strategen, and Proterra, always focusing on bringing new clean technologies to market.

    Melanie has a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, a bachelor’s in Political Science from Tulane University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

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  • Manjula Bagli (Public Funding Manager - Americas at Technip Energies, Inc.)

    Manjula Bagli

    Public Funding Manager - Americas at Technip Energies, Inc.


    Manjula Bagli is the Public Funding Manager-Americas at Technip Energies, Inc, USA. She provides stakeholder engagement and government funding analysis and pursuit support to T.EN business teams. She is currently focused on funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Prior to Technip Energies, she helped Bloom Energy map and harness funding from the IIJA and IRA, including leading RFP/RFI responses.

    During her 10+ years at Development Finance International Inc (www.DFIntl.com), Manjula set up their Clean Energy Practice and delivered market growth, stakeholder engagement, and increased adoption of clean technologies for her clients. She helped her clients design and execute programs resulting in multimillion-dollar energy transition and renewable energy projects in emerging markets.

    Manjula started her career as an analyst in the financial services sector in India. She has spent 15 + years living, traveling and working in Asia, Africa India, and about 12 years working in USA. Manjula recently located to California from the Midwest. She is excited to be one of the founding committee members at WEN California and this year’s programming chair (NorCal).

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