Profile/Biography of new ECG boss, Kwame Agyeman-Budu

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The new ECG boss Kwame Agyeman-Budu was born in 1962 in Kumasi, had his primary education at Asafo Division Primary School, Kumasi, and his secondary education at Ejisuman Secondary School.

Before his elevation to the position of Acting Managing Director, Kwame Agyeman-Budu was the Deputy Managing Director in charge of corporate services. He is committed to contributing ideas to help ECG reach its full potential for the socio-economic development of Ghana.

Kwame Agyeman-Budu is an energy expert with 28 years of work experience in the energy industry.

Before his appointment, Agyeman-Budu was the Customer Project Manager in the Energy Service Department of the Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc., the largest utility company in the US with over 15,000 employees and serving over 3.3 million electriccustomers and over 1 million natural gas customers.

His responsibilities among others were to manage, coordinate, and provide safe, reliable, and efficient electric and gas services to customers. Agyeman-Budu’s years of experience in the energy industry cut across areas of Distributed Generation (Combined Heat & Power CHP), Solar (Photo voltaic), Advanced Battery, Windmill, and Fuel Cell Technologies, Alternate Energy, Environmental Audits andMonitoring, Environmental Risk Assessment, Power Plant Systems, Smart Grid Systems, and Systems Engineering and Management.

In his academic pursuit, Kwame Agyeman-Budu obtained the following qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology,New York

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Telecommunications from the New York City College of Technology, New York

Associate Degree in Applied Science Electrical Engineering Technology from the New York City College of Technology, New York.

Certificate in Facilities Management from the New York Institute of Technology, New York

Teacher Certificate, Wesley College, Kumasi

O’Level Certificate, Ejisuman Senior High School, Ejisu

In his professional career with ConEdison, the numerous contribution of Kwame to the company included:

Managed a $15M High Tension Gateway Expansion Project (GEP) at LaGuardia Airport,New York City.

Managing a $5m High Tension Reinforcement Project, and a 10MW Distribution Generation Plant (Co-generation) for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at their North River Waste Water Treatment Plant (NRWWTP) in NewYork.

Managed an 11MW Distribution Generation Plant (co-generation) in Staten Island, New York for Cubit Power (private company) to sell back (Service Classification: SC-11,Buyback) the entire 11MW of power produced to the grid of Consolidated EdisonCompany of New York.

Supervised the numerous New York City Energy Conservation Solar Projects for New York City Public Schools, Department of Transportation, New York Police Department.

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