Magazine - Winter 2022

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Ing. Justice Ohene-Akoto Ing. Ohene-Akoto spearheaded the World Energy Council's Issue Monitor for Ghana in 2018. He was a keen member of the Ghana Taskforce that historically launched the Future Energy Leaders Ghana (FEL Ghana) in 2017 at the Ghana Energy Commission which he served as the Director of Public Relations until 2018 when he became the National Vice-President.

The Cost of Unserved Energy: Its Implications on Various Economies Background The cost of unserved energy is defined as the monetary of economic value of power interruptions. The cost incurred as the outcome of power interruptions is presented as a function of outage duration, and is referred to as a Customer Damage Function (CDF). All CDF of a particular sector (that is, the industrial, residential, commercial and others) are joined into a representative cost function for that sector labeled as a Sector Customer Damage Function (SCDF). The Cost of Unserved Energy (CUE) adds importance to the lack of socio-economic activity that happens when energy is not supplied to customers. This is used to calculate the marginal benefits of improved electricity quality. The knowledge of CUE will assist policy makers, technical and commercial regulators, power systems operators, utility companies and power consumers in decision making. These can also help in various reliability planning areas including maintenance policies or schedules, network configurations, adjustment of lead shedding and restore sequences, operating policies and emergency strategies and tariff settings. A listing of all of the articles from the 2021 Summit on Energy and Environment can be found HERE. In October 2018, Maiseville Groupe was adjudged winners of the MakeInAfrica2018 contest (Off-Grid Energy Access) in Rome, Italy with the product called Solar Pulse. In December 2018, Maiseville Groupe became the 2nd runner-up in the Youth Connekt contest in Kigali, Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the KNUST in view. He is currently completing a second Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of South Wales, United Kingdom. Ing. Ohene-Akoto has a number of professional affiliations which includes the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE).

AFI - Changemaker Summit on Energy and Environment Speaker

Ing. Justice Ohene-Akoto is a multiple award-winning Ghanaian Professional Engineer and Researcher. He is the Ariel Foundation International (AFI) representative at the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). He was named a Future Energy Leader (FEL-100) at the World Energy Council. In July, 2021, he won the Best Student Paper Award at the World Congress on Engineering 2021 held in London, United Kingdom. Ing. Ohene-Akoto was crowned Rising Star in Ghana's Energy sector at the Ghana Energy Awards 2020. In the same year, he emerged a Forty Under 40 Achiever at the Forty Under 40 Awards 2020. He is the National Vice-President of the World Energy Council's Future Energy Leaders Ghana (FEL Ghana) and an Electrical Engineer at the Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO). Ing. Ohene-Akoto is Co- Founder of Maiseville Groupe. As a member of the Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distributors and Bulk Consumers, Ghana, an industry player and researcher in academia, he helps bridge the gap between these sectors. He owns several innovation patents which include patents in electric vehicles and corona virus transmission prevention system with the Australian and German governments respectively. He has served as member of technical committee, reviewer and keynote speaker for a number of international conferences. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.

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