• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Michael Hopkins

Bakken Energy

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Hopkins is an entrepreneurial cleantech CEO and thought leader in the fields of energy transition, energy storage and hydrogen. He currently leads Bakken Energy, a clean hydrogen company developing a regional clean hydrogen hub in the Upper Midwest. Prior to becoming CEO of Bakken Energy, Mike served as CEO of Ice Energy, a pioneering thermal energy storage business that now operates as Thule Energy Storage. Before leading Ice Energy, Mike practiced law for 18 years as a partner with Bennett Jones LLP, a preeminent Canadian law firm recognized internationally as a leader in the fields of energy and climate change. He helped his clients successfully develop and finance over $12 billion of power projects in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. Mike sits on various for profit and not-for-profit boards, including the Board of Plus Power, a leading battery storage developer, Nelumbo, a cutting edge nanotechnology company and the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board. He has served over 30 years as a volunteer leader of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, including 12 years as Chairman of the Canadian affiliate. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s of Arts in Law and Economics from the University of Miami and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Alberta.

Sessions With Michael Hopkins

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 09:00 pm

    Creating a Viable Hydrogen Hub

    Governments across the globe are experimenting with ways to kickstart development of hydrogen hubs. Recent US funding has intensified this interest and raise a number of questions. Join this panel to explore: What is a Hub? What infrastructure is necessary? Can they be virtual? How do we make them self-sustaining?