Audit of Electricity Generation in University of Lagos, Nigeria
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages: 29-33
Received: Nov. 18, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 29, 2015; Published: Mar. 21, 2016
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Oluwatosin M. Dada, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Ilesanmi A. Daniyan, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Temitayo M. Azeez, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Olalekan O. Adaramola, Department of Computer Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
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Abstract
Electricity is indispensable to a nation’s economic development. In this paper, analysis of energy sources was carried out to ascertain their costs. The selected energy alternatives are PHCN 132 kV/33 kV/11 kV Substation and Captive Cummings Diesel generator. The case study-site was University of Lagos, Akoka located within Lagos, a commercial city in Nigeria. Practical surveys and data collection were carried out from the power house coupled with their load estimation to obtain the total cost of electricity consumed. The results indicate that, on a monthly basis, the university spends about $820,000 on diesel generator and $228,500 on PHCN.The results also show that other alternative energy sources should be included in the overall energy mix in order to minimise the total power cost of the university.
Keywords
Energy Consumption (kWh), Peak Load (kW), Base Load (kW), Cost Per kWh
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Oluwatosin M. Dada, Ilesanmi A. Daniyan, Temitayo M. Azeez, Olalekan O. Adaramola, Audit of Electricity Generation in University of Lagos, Nigeria, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, pp. 29-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20160502.11
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