​Electric cooperatives are important stakeholders in the future outlook for hydrogen technologies and, as such, should be viewed as partners to DOE as it pursues the goals of the Hydrogen Earthshot Initiative. With ongoing input from key stakeholders such as electric cooperatives, the Earthshot Initiative may play a key role in RD&D efforts to bring down the cost of hydrogen technologies, address technical challenges, and overcome other significant barriers to deployment so that hydrogen can be one of many viable generating options for electric cooperatives in the future.