Ghana Member Committee

The Ghana National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Ghana, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Ghanaian perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Ghana are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Alfred Ahenkorah

Chair

Alfred K. Ofosu Ahenkorah is the Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission of Ghana, the Energy Policy Advisory, Planning and Utility Regulatory Agency of the Government of Ghana, with over 21 years experience in the Energy Sector in Ghana. He holds an MSc (Eng), a PhD in Technical Sciences and an MBA (Finance). He is a Certified Energy Manager and a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, USA and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE). He has held various positions in the Energy Sector in Ghana from ESMAP/ World Bank consultant, project coordinator and head of department at the Ministry of Energy. In 1997 he established the Energy Foundation, a Public-Private Partnership for the promotion of Energy Efficiency in Ghana and was its Executive Director until 2005 when he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission. He championed appliance performance standards and labelling in Ghana and the efficient lighting retrofit project in 2007 which replaced all incandescent lamps in Ghana with energy efficient CFLs. He is the Deputy Chairperson of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).

Secretary: Abubakari Addy

Secretary

Abubakari Addy is the Secretary of Ghanaian Member Committee of World Council of Energy. He is currently a Principal Finance Officer at Volta River Authority, where his responsibilities include regulatory affairs, pricing, negotiation of power sales agreements and customer relationship management. Prior to joining Volta River Authority, he was the Head of Accountancy Studies at Cape Coast Polytechnic, where he taught Economics, Finance and Research Methods. He received his PhD degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.