Prof James A. Momoh, NERC Chairman, elected Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

In recognition of the contributions of the Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Prof. James A. Momoh in the field of Engineering, he has been elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Washington D.C. USA.

A congratulatory letter signed by the Home Secretary and member of the Academy, Julia Philips dated February 5, 2020, stated that the award was conferred in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering For the development of the electric grid optimization technique and implementation of advanced, technology and policy for engineering electric grids in Africa.

The election to NAE is coming on the heels of the just-concluded three-day International Conference on Energy and Power Systems Operation and Planning (ICEPSOP) which held in Abuja under the coordination of Prof. Momoh with the theme, Empowering Micro-Grid with Smart Grid Attributes Development in the United States and Africa.� Prof. James Momoh was inspired to organize the conference over the years due to lack of access to modern technology in Africa, vacuum in knowledge transfer and the need for a research-based solution to the challenges of increasing energy/power access to Africa through smart grid technology and innovation.

Prof James A. Momoh, by this election, is joining a very select group of National and International peers to (NAE), the US and the global community through engineering expertise and leadership. The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, 4th October 2020 in Washington DC, United States.

The National Academy of Engineering is a foremost Academy for distinguished engineering scholars and researchers in the USA. Prof. Momoh is the only Nigerian in sub- Saharan Africa so elected in 2020.

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