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Brief Profile

Prof. Samuel Gyamfi is an expert in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sector with a wealth of experience from over 15 years of practice. His main area of interest is in Utility Demand Side Management but he also has interest and experience in Electricity Demand Response Assessment and Modelling, Energy Economics and Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries and Energy Life Cycle Assessment.

He is a member of Engineers Australia and International Solar Energy Society. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources.

Courses Taught at the Graduate Level

  • SEMA 502: Energy Efficiency and Management
  • SEMA 536: Energy Storage and Conversion System 
Institution (Start – End dates)Degree(s)/Diploma(s) /Certificates obtained
University of Canterbury, New Zealand; 2006 – 2010PhD (Mechanical Engineering -Energy Systems)
University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany; 2002-2004MSc (Energy Systems)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; 1997 – 2001BSc Geodetic Engineering
European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA), JCR-European Commission, Ispra, Italy; 2008Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation

Research Interest

My main research interest is in utility demand side management and the way that human factors can be used to develop technology and communication systems to improve energy efficiency behaviour. I have experience and interests in several related areas.

  • Energy Efficiency and Demand-side Management
  • Energy Economics and Policy
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries
  • Energy Life Cycle Assessment

Publications

  1. Nyasapoh M., A, Debrah S. K., Twerefou D. K., Gyamfi S.,  Kholi, F. K (2022) An Overview of Energy Resources and Future Concerns for Ghana’s Electricity Generation. Journal of Energy Volume 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/1031044
  2. Peprah F., Gyamfi S., Amo-Boateng M., Effah-Donyina E. (2022) Impact assessment of grid-tied rooftop PV systems on LV distribution network (2022). Scientific African 16 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01172
  3. Ochiegbu C. V., Gyamfi S, Ofosu E. (2022) Modeling, Simulation and Design of Hydro-Solar Isolated Micro-grid without a Battery Storage System: A Case Study for Aba Business Cluster, Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology Volume 70 Issue 2, 125-136, February, 2022  https://ijettjournal.org/archive/ijett-v70i2p215
  4. Aboagye B., Gyamfi, S., Antwi E. O, Djordjevic, S. (2022) Characterisation of Degradation of Photovoltaic (PV) Module Technologies in Different Climatic Zones in Ghana. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 52(2022) 102034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2022.102034
  5. Eliasu A., Derkyi N. S. A., Gyamfi S. (2022) Techno-Economic Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste Gasification for Electricity Generation. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2022, 12(1), 342-348. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11894
  6. Aboagye B., Gyamfi, S., Antwi E. O, Djordjevic, S. (2022) Investigation into the Impacts of Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance Issues on Performance and Degradation of Installed Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Energy for Sustainable Development 2022 (66): 165-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2021.12.003
  7. Avordeh T. K, Gyamfi S, Opoku A. A. (2021) The Role of Demand Response in Residential Electricity Load Reduction using Appliance Shifting Techniques. International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Emerald Publishing Limited 1750-6220. doi/10.1108/IJESM-05-2020-0014
  8. Aboagye B., Gyamfi, S., Antwi E. O, Djordjevic, S. (2021) Degradation Analysis of Installed Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Modules under Outdoor Conditions in Ghana. Energy Reports 7 (2021) 6921–6931. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.10.046
  9. Iweh C.D., Gyamfi S., Tanyi E., Effah-Donyina E. (2021) Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Integration into the Grid: Prerequisites, Push Factors, Practical Options, Issues and Merits. Energies 2021, 14, 5375. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175375
  10. Avordeh T. K, Gyamfi S, Opoku A. A. (2021) Quantitative Estimation of the Impact of Climate Change on Residential Electricity Demand for the City of Greater Accra, Ghana International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Emerald Publishing Limited 1750-6220. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-08-2020-0008
  11. Ayebah A. I., Gyamfi S., Amuzuvi C. K. (2021) Making Energy Savings by the Engagement of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise on Energy Management.  Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2021; 9(2): 41-48. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jeee.20210902.12
  12. Asuamah Y. E., Gyamfi, S., Dagoumas A. (2021) Potential of Meeting Electricity needs of Off-Grid Community with Mini-Grid Solar Systems. Scientific African Volume 11(2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00675.
  13. Aboagye B., Gyamfi, S., Antwi E. O, Djordjevic, S. (2021) Status of Renewable Energy Resources for Electricity Supply in Ghana. Scientific African Volume11 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00660.
  14. Aboagye B. Gyamfi S. Caesar Puoza, J. (2020) Performance Enhancement of Solar Photovoltaic Module by the Application of Different Coolants over the Photovoltaic Module Surface. JENRM, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1-6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.26796/jenrm.v6i1.161
  15. Aboagye B., Gyamfi S., Caesar Puoza J, Obeng M. (2020) Techno-economic Feasibility Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic System for Single Households in Peri-urban Areas Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Development (IJSED), Volume 8, Issue 1, 2020.  10.20533/ijsed.2046.3707.2020.0047
  16. Domfeh M. K, Gyamfi S., Amo-Boateng M., Andoh R., Antwi E. O., Tabor G (2020). Numerical Simulation of an Air-Core Vortex and Its Suppression at an Intake Using OpenFOAM Fluids (2020), 5, 221; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids5040221
  17. Domfeh M. K, Gyamfi S., Amo-Boateng M., Andoh R., Antwi E. O., Tabor G. (2020) Numerical Simulation of an Air-core Vortex at a Hydraulic Intake using OpenFOAM Scientific African Volume 8 (2020) e00389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00389
  18. Osabutey G. Opoku A. A., Gyamfi S. (2020) A Statistical Mechanics Approach to the Study of Energy Use Behaviour. Journal of Applied Mathematics Volume 2020, Article ID 7384053, 14 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7384053
  19. Domfeh M. K, Gyamfi S., Amo-Boateng M., Andoh R., Antwi E. O., Tabor G. (2020) Free Surface Vortices at Hydropower Intakes: A state-of-the-art review Scientific African Volume 8, July 2020, e00355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00355
  20. Obeng M., Gyamfi S., Derkyi N. S., Kabo-bah T. A, Peprah F. (2020)Technical and Economic Feasibility of a 50 MW Grid-Connected Solar PV at UENR Nsoatre Campus. Journal of Cleaner Production. 247, 20 Feb 2020, 119159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119159
  21. Akolgo G.A, Essandoh E. O, Gyamfi S.,  Atta-Darkwa T., Kumi E. Y, Maia, C. M (2018) The Potential of a Dual Purpose Improved Cookstove for Low Income Earners in Ghana – Improved Cooking Methods and Biochar Production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 82 (2018) 269–379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.09.044
  22. Gyamfi S., Diawuo F. A., Kumi E. N., Frank S., Modjinou M. (2018) Energy Efficiency Situation in Ghana.  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82 (2018) 1415–1423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.007
  23. Darko A., Chan A. P, Gyamfi S., Olanipekun A., He B., Yu Y. (2017) Driving Forces for Green Building Technologies Adoption in the Construction Industry: Ghanaian Perspective. Building and Environment 125 (2017) 206-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.08.053
  24. Saka M., Diawuo F.A., Katzenback R., Gyamfi S. (2017). Towards a Sustainable Electrification in Ghana: A Review of Renewable Energy Deployment Policies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 79 (2017) 544–557.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.090
  25. Gyamfi S., Modjinou M., Djordjevic S. (2015) Improving Electricity Supply Security in Ghana – the Potential of Renewable Energy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 43(2015)1035–1045. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.11.102
  26. Urmee T., Gyamfi S. (2014) A Review of Improved Cookstove Technologies and Programs. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 33 (2014) 625–635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.02.019.
  27. Houston C., Gyamfi S., Whale J. (2013) Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Generation Opportunities for Small Scale Dairy Farms: A Case Study in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Renewable Energy 67 (2014) 20 – 29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2013.11.040
  28. Gyamfi S., Krumdieck S. and Urmee T. (2013) Residential Peak Electricity Demand Response – Highlights of some Behavioural Issues. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 25: 71-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.04.006.
  29. Gyamfi S. and Krumdieck S. (2012) Scenario Analysis of Residential Demand Response at Network Peak Periods. Electric Power Systems Research 93: 32-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2012.07.004.
  30. Gyamfi S. and Krumdieck S. (2011) Price, Environment and Security: Exploring Multi-modal Motivation in Voluntary Residential Peak Demand Response. Energy Policy 39(5): 2993-3004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.03.012.
  31. Gyamfi S., Krumdieck S.P. and Brackney L. (2009) Price, Environment and Security: Multi-Modal Motivation in Residential Demand Response. Engineering treNz: Transaction of Engineers New Zealand: online journal. http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/Forms/pdfs/treNz15.pdf.
  32. Peprah F., Gyamfi S., Amo-Boateng M., Buadi E., Obeng M., (2022) Design and
    construction of smart solar-powered egg incubator based on GSM/IoT. Scientific
    African Volume 17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01326
  33. Asamoah S. S., Gyamfi S., Uba F., Mensah S. G., (2022) Comparative assessment of a stand-alone and a grid-connected hybrid system for a community water supply system: A case study of Nankese community in the eastern region of Ghana. Scientific African 17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01331

Other Publications (conference)

  1. Owusu J. J., Gyamfi S, Israel J. (2017) Household Electricity Tariff And Life Line Charges In Ghana – Policy Mismatch Presented at the International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, 25 July – 28 July, 2017, Eusbett International Conference Center, Sunyani, Ghana. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  2. Domfeh M. K, Gyamfi S, Amo-Boateng M, Andoh R, Ofosu A. E, Kabo-Bah A. (2017) Intake Flow Simulation And Optimisation For Akosombo Hydropower Project Using Computational Fluid Dynamics: Concept And Methodology. Presented at the International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, 25 July – 28 July, 2017, Eusbett International Conference Center, Sunyan, Ghana. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  3. Tieyiri V. G, Gyamfi S. (2017) Climate Change Impact on Africa: What does the Literature Say? Presented at the International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, 25 July – 28 July, 2017, Eusbett International Conference Center, Sunyan, Ghana. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  4. Rahman M., Hettiwatte S. Gyamfi, S (2014) An Intelligent Approach of Achieving Demand Response by Fuzzy Logic based Domestic Load Management Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2014, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. 28 September – 1 October, 2014 (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  5. Gyamfi S., Krumdieck S.P, and Brackney L. (2010) Pattern Recognition Residential Demand Response: An Option for Critical Peak Demand Reduction in New Zealand. Presented at the 4th international conference on sustainable development, 30 November – 3 December 2010, Auckland. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  6. Watcharasukarn M., Krumdieck S. and Gyamfi S. (2009) Travel Behaviour under Fuel Constraint Study: TACA SIM. Hong Kong: International Conference on Applied Energy, 5-7 Jan 2009. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  7. Gyamfi S., Krumdieck S. and Brackney L. (2008) Demand Response in the Residential Sector: A Critical Feature of Sustainable Electricity Supply in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, 9-12 Dec 2008. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)

Book Chapters

  1. Oduro A. M., Gyamfi S., Sarkodie A.S., Kemausuor F. (2019) Evaluating the Success of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies in Ghana: Matching the Policy Objectives against Policy Instruments and Outcomes. Renewable Energy – Resources, Challenges and Applications. 2020 | journal-article DOI: 10.5772/INTECHOPEN.88278
  2. Gyamfi S., Derkyi N.S.A, Asuamah E.Y, Aduako J.A. (2018) Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. In Kabo-bah A; Diji, C. J., Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa : 75 – 93. Academic Press. An imprint of Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813016-2.00006-X   
  3. Gyamfi S., Derkyi N.S.A, Asuamah E.Y (2018) The Potential and the Economics of Hydropower Investment in West Africa. In Kabo-bah A; Diji, C.J., Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: 95 – 107. Academic Press. An imprint of Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813016-2.00007-1

Research Impact

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Author ID 37067232400 AAE-6456-2021 LVwLl-oAAAAJ
Number 19 18 32
Citations 518 456 916
h-index 10 10 12
i10 index 12