• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Michael Ducker

Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Hydrogen Infrastructure & Chief Operating Officer, ACES Delta LLC

Michael Ducker is an energy industry executive with commercial, entrepreneurial, and technical experience in public and private roles. Michael is currently the Senior Vice President, Hydrogen Infrastructure at Mitsubishi Power Americas, where he leads the team responsible for developing and deploying clean hydrogen production, storage, and delivery infrastructure to enable large-scale availability of renewable energy and decarbonization options in the power, transportation, industrial, and commercial sectors. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of ACES Delta LLC, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development, which develops, owns, and operates commercial-scale green hydrogen production and storage projects and is currently developing the world’s largest renewable hydrogen hub. He oversees the joint venture’s commercial activities, project development, engineering, and operations. Michael has held various other roles at Mitsubishi Power, including serving as a founding member and contributor to the division that develops, launches, incubates, and turns over new businesses; establishing and leading the Market Analysis division; and contributing as an applications and performance engineer. Before joining Mitsubishi Power, Michael worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he developed market models to evaluate advanced energy technologies being pursued by the DOE. Michael earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the George Washington University.

Sessions With Michael Ducker

Monday, 6 March

  • 06:00pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 12:00 am - 07/mar/2023 12:30 am

    Collaborating to Reach Hydrogen's Full Potential

    A critical advancement in hydrogen infrastructure—the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub in Delta, Utah—is progressing toward reality. This first utility industrial-scale renewable energy hub in the United States will nearly double global green hydrogen production capacity, providing hydrogen for power generation, transportation, steel manufacturing and other industrial uses. The Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub is a collaboration between Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development and is supported by $500+ million in U.S. Department of Energy funding. We expect this public-private partnership to serve as a model for future hydrogen hubs and will act as an incubator for other innovative, hydrogen-based technologies.