• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Michael Ducker

Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Hydrogen Infrastructure

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 also serves as an Officer and Board Member for ACES Delta LLC, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development, a Chevron USA company, which develops, owns, and operates commercial-scale green hydrogen production and storage projects and is currently developing the world’s largest renewable hydrogen hub. 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. Mitsubishi Power Americas is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., leading the industry in power generation, energy storage, and intelligent digital solutions that empower customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change and advance human prosperity. Mitsubishi Power is at the forefront of green hydrogen and battery energy storage systems.

Sessions With Michael Ducker

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 08:30am - 09:00am (CST) / 20/mar/2024 01:30 pm - 20/mar/2024 02:00 pm

    ACES: Groundbreaking production and storage facility

    Hydrogen

    Located in Delta, Utah, ACES is adjacent to a power plant using green hydrogen to produce electricity with lower lifecycle carbon emissions. Producing, storing, and transporting green hydrogen at utility scale involves several key steps and technologies including the collaboration among various stake holders. 
    •    Is the first phase of the project on schedule? 
    •    What challenges have been overcome by innovation and collaboration? 
    •    What are the next steps to eventually deliver 100 per cent green hydrogen-powered, carbon-free electricity?