Ing. John Quarshie joined AEA in 2008 as the project manager for Ghana’s US Exim funded US$350 million rural electrification project. AEA’s role in this project covered among others, the conceptualization and preparation of project documents for submission to the US Exim. After approval, John led AEA’s technical team in the review of designs, recruitment and training of new staff and the supervision of field staff and contractors to ensure quality of work. The project electrified over 2000 Ghanaian communities over a period of 5 years.
John was a member of a team that successfully conceptualized and developed projects and funding applications for ECOWAS member states for submission to the ACP-EU Energy Facility. He was also a member of the team that undertook the review of Ghana’s 30-years National Electrification Scheme (NES) and developed a master plan covering the remaining 10years for the achievement of universal access.
John’s 35 plus years of experience as a distribution systems engineer includes power system operations and maintenance management as well as leading work teams in the execution of power projects.
He undertook a distribution network upgrade and reinforcement studies for the Ghana Electricity Development and Enhancement Project (GEDAP), a World Bank project. John Quarshie was appointed an Associate Partner in 2018.
Prior to joining AEA, Ing Quarshie worked with the Volta River Authority’s (VRA) Northern Electricity Distribution Company where he supervised many energy and electrification projects as well as managed the operations of the transmission and distribution systems in Northern Ghana for many years. He also supervised the operation and maintenance of the Ghana-Burkina Faso cross-border supply interconnection.
John Quarshie holds an MSc in Electrical Power and Control from the Nottingham University, England, a Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Southall College of Technology, London and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.