A chemical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in energy management and optimisation, Nii is responsible at the Ghana Energy Commission for the development of standards, codes and regulations in the electricity and natural gas sectors. He was previously also responsible for the enforcement of energy regulations and the 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, Nii led the Energy Commission’s activities in coordinating the refinement and implementation of the plan.
Before joining the Energy Commission, Nii lectured at the University of Ghana, in Accra, where he was part of the team that set up the Engineering Faculty, and acted as the first head of the Department of Food Process Engineering. Prior to this he was the technology manager of the energy optimisation business of Aspen Technology, where he developed tools and implemented solutions for energy management and optimisation at refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants all over the world.
Nii is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.