Kwame Agyeman-Budu Becomes Deputy MD Of ECG
President Akufo-Addo has appointed Kwame Agyeman-Badu as the Deputy Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited, according to a letter signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo.
Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu is an energy expert with 28 years of work experience in the energy industry.
He holds a Master's Degree in Energy Management and a Certificate in Facilities Management from New York Institute of Technology, New York; a Bachelor of Technology in Telecommunications, and an Associate Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York.
Before his appointment, Mr 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 electric customers 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.
Mr Agyeman-Budu's years of experience in the energy industry cut across areas of Distributed Generation (Combined Heat & Power – CHP), Solar (Photovoltaic), Advanced Battery, Windmill, and Fuel Cell Technologies, Alternate Energy, Environmental Audits and Monitoring, Environmental Risk Assessment, Power Plant Systems, Smart Grid Systems and Systems Engineering and Management.
The numerous contribution of Agyeman-Budu to ConEdison included managing 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 New York.
Managing a 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 Edison Company of New York.
He also supervised numerous New York City Energy Conservation Solar Projects for New York City Public Schools, Department of Transportation, New York Police Department (NYPD), and New York Fire Department (NYFD).