The Energy Center, KNUST will strengthen the capacity of energy sector actors in Ghana, West Africa and the African continent as a whole, in order to contribute actively towards the replication and scaling up of successful energy technologies, policies and management practices, and increasing access to energy services for socio-economic development.
The Energy Center, KNUST will mobilize the unique and diverse resources in the CoE (comprising agricultural, aeronautical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, electronic, geomatic, materials and mechanical engineering) and KNUST as a whole (planning, architecture, science, agriculture, economics, business, law, etc) to offer competent and professional service, in support of national, regional and international development priorities and aspirations in the area of energy technology, policy and management with a focus on Ghana and West Africa.
The Energy Center, KNUST will support professional development of human resources in the CoE; to offer contract research services for the design, construction, testing and demonstration of new sustainable energy technologies and systems; and provide training and expert advisory services in energy management and policy, including energy auditing, strategic planning and policy analysis.
The Energy Center, KNUST will mobilize resources that are unique and impressive; they include professors, lecturers, and research fellows with professional accreditation in specialized areas of engineering, science and technology, development, environment and management; brilliant postgraduate and undergraduate students; experienced technicians; laboratories and workshops; libraries; 24-hour high-speed internet connectivity; computers; and competent secretarial support staff.
The Energy Center, KNUST will reach out to a wide range of clients including government, industry/ micro, small, medium and large, as well as private and public enterprises, civil society/ NGOs and CBOs, donor agencies and other international organizations.
The Energy Center, KNUST will be well recognized in Ghana, West Africa and the world at large for expertise in practice-oriented academic research and training in energy policy, renewable and conventional energy technologies, and energy management/ efficiency and conservation.