Por:Juanita Hernández Vidal




A hydrogen purchase agreement (HPA) is a legally binding contract between a supplier of hydrogen fuel and a customer, outlining the terms and conditions for the purchase and delivery of hydrogen fuel. The agreement typically includes details such as the price, delivery schedule, and quality standards for the hydrogen fuel, as well as any warranties or guarantees provided by the supplier. HPAs are commonly used in the hydrogen fuel industry as a way to secure a steady supply of fuel for customers, such as fuel cell vehicle manufacturers or hydrogen fueling station operators.


The law governing hydrogen purchase agreements (HPAs) will vary depending on the jurisdiction in which the agreement is entered into. In most cases, HPAs will be governed by the laws of the country or state where the agreement is executed, and will be subject to any applicable laws and regulations related to the sale and purchase of goods and services.


Some of the main characteristics of a hydrogen purchase agreement include:


  • Price: The HPA will specify the price at which the hydrogen fuel will be sold, and may include provisions for adjustments based on market conditions or other factors.
  • Delivery schedule: The agreement will outline the schedule for delivery of the hydrogen fuel, including the frequency, quantities, and location of delivery.
  • Quality standards: The HPA will set out the quality standards for the hydrogen fuel, including any specifications for purity, pressure, and temperature.
  • Warranty and guarantee: The agreement may include warranties or guarantees provided by the supplier, such as a guarantee of the quality or quantity of the hydrogen fuel.
  • Termination and termination rights: The HPA will include provisions for termination of the agreement, including notice periods and conditions under which either party may terminate the agreement.
  • Liability and indemnification: The agreement will outline the liabilities and indemnification provisions of both parties in case of any breach of contract or damage caused by hydrogen fuel.
  • Dispute resolution: The agreement will specify the procedures for resolving disputes that may arise between the parties, such as mediation or arbitration.


Overall the HPA is a legally binding agreement outlining the terms and conditions for the purchase and delivery of hydrogen fuel between the supplier and the customer, and is subject to the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction in which it is executed. It will cover the price, delivery schedule, quality standards, warranty and guarantee, termination rights and liabilities, and dispute resolution mechanisms.


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Juanita Hernández Vidal

Managing Partner ELH



Danna Caicedo Simijaca

Abogada ELH