Justice Ohene-Akoto, an engineer and researcher, has been nominated for the innovation project of the year and the digitalisation project of the year at the Ghana Energy Awards 2021.
The awards gala will take place on 19th November, 2021 in Accra under the theme, “Digitalised Energy Sector: The Key for a Resilient Economic Future.”
Last year, he was crowned Rising Star at the 4th edition of the Ghana Energy Awards. Before then, he had received a number awards including the Forty Under 40 Award.
Already in the year 2021, he has received several recognitions such as Best Student Paper Award of the 2021 International Conference of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the World Congress on Engineering 2021 held in London, United Kingdom. In May, 2021, he was appointed a Future Energy Leader (FEL-100) at the World Energy Council.
At the World Energy Council, he will be working with colleague energy professionals across the globe to find sustainable solutions to issues of climate change and energy challenges facing the modern society, with the overarching and interdependent objectives of humanizing energy and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
As an industry player and a researcher, he helps bridge the gap between these sectors. Mr. Ohene-Akoto owns an innovation patent in electric vehicles and corona virus transmission prevention system with the Australian and German governments respectively. He has served as member of technical committee and reviewer for a number of IEEE international conferences in Peru and India, among others. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His publications spans within the areas of wind energy, electrical transformers, cost of unserved energy, solar energy, briquettes, e-mobility.
The Ghana Energy Awards aims to recognise the efforts, innovation and excellent stalwarts within the energy sector and celebrate the tremendous work of players nominated under various categories.