Mr. Solomon Adjetey SOWAH is currently the Director, Power Generation and Transmission at the Ministry of Energy. He holds a MEng Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, at the Institute of High Voltage and Current Engineering. He also holds Executive Masters in Business Administration, from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Solomon Adjetey has over twenty years’ experience in the Energy Sector of Ghana. He has been working with the Ministry of Energy since 1998 in the Power Directorate.
He played significant roles in the National Electrification Scheme (NES) and led a team of engineers to develop a model for the calculation of access to electricity in Ghana in the year 2009. He contributed to the implementation of the NES which saw the increase in the national electrification access rate to electricity from 43% in the year 2000 to the current 85.17% (by way of the population). He has undergone training in various areas, including Project Management in the field of mid-voltage sub-stations, short courses on PV Solar, Improvement of Operation of Electric Power Facilities, and Management of Wind Power Development amongst others.
He has also been involved in Value for Money (VfM) Audit processes for several rural electrification projects (both local and foreign funded), Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) related issues, and served on various Evaluation Panels and Committees.
Mr. Adjetey is a Christian and has served and still serves on various Committees at the Trinity United Church, Legon, Accra. He is currently the Church Steward. He is married with a kid and other adopted children.