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Nii Darko Asante

Fmr. Technical Director, Energy Commission, GH

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Email: d.asante@ief.edu.gh

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Dr Asante is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in energy management and optimisation. He is currently an Independent Energy Consultant, supporting key initiatives to restore technical and financial vitality to Ghana’s energy sector. Dr Asante was previously the Technical Director of Ghana’s Energy Commission responsible for the development and enforcement of regulations in the electricity, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and execution of initiatives to promote renewable energy and the efficient use of energy. Following the launch of Ghana’s Country Action Plan on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Dr Asante also led the Energy Commission’s activities in coordinating the refinement and implementation of the Action Plan. Dr Asante has also previously lectured at the University of Ghana, in Accra, where he was the first head of the Department of Food Process Engineering and part of the team that set up the Engineering Faculty. Prior to this, he was the Technology Manager of the Energy Optimisation business of Aspen Technology Inc., where he developed tools and implemented solutions for Energy Management and Optimisation at refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants all over the world. Dr Asante holds a PhD and an MSc degrees in Process Integration from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (now Manchester University) in the United Kingdom. He obtained his BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is a Chartered member of a number of Professional Engineering Bodies (PEBs).


Course Title Course Code Course Category Credit Hours
Energy Markets & Policy
IEF-1117 Energy & Policy 18
Energy Systems & Policy
IEF-1120 Energy & Policy 18
Energy Law & Policy
IEF-1180 Energy & Policy 18

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