Dr. Alfred O Ahenkorah
Executive Secretary, Energy Commission of Ghana
Dr. A. K. Ofosu Ahenkorah holds a PhD in Technical Sciences (Energy Efficiency); Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance); MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Internal Combustion Engines). He is a Certified Energy Manager and a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers, USA and the Ghana Institution of Engineers. As the Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission since 2005 he has led the Energy Commission to develop the necessary regulatory structures, licensing frameworks and legislation for electricity and natural gas production, transmission, distribution, renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrical wiring. In 2007 he spearheaded and led the implementation of the international award winning Ghana Efficient Lighting Initiative which resulted in the mass replacement of 6 million incandescent lamps with energy saving Compact Fluorescent Lamps. He led the introduction, development and implementation of the Ghana Appliance Standards and Labelling Programme for electrical appliances including refrigerators, deep freezers, air conditioners and lighting devices. He designed and implemented the refrigerator efficiency and rebate project from 2011 to 2014, which has resulted in a saving of over 400GWh per annum and a reduction in energy consumption by refrigerating appliances from 1,200kWh/unit per annum to an average of 385kWh/unit per annum for new refrigerators. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Governing Board of the Vienna-based Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, REEEP, and Chairman of the Ghana Chapter of the World Energy Council.