Assessing the Benefits and Challenges of Distributed Generation in Nigeria Power Distribution Network
International Journal on Data Science and Technology
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 8-13
Received: Mar. 7, 2019; Accepted: Apr. 12, 2019; Published: May 20, 2019
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Stephen Adole Benson, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
Evans Chinemezu Ashigwuike, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
Jacob Kehinde Ogunjuyigbe, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
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Abstract
The growing concern for the need to reduce the gap between power generated and power consumed in Nigeria is on the increase. Many measures and policy have been geared by Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission and Ministry of Power to revamp the generation aspect of the country power sector but the impact is yet to be felt as the amount of power still generated is far below par compared to other countries. Nigeria average power generation stands at an average of 5800MW. With the call to see the need of exploring Distributed generation in augmenting the power generated, this paper reviews the benefits and challenges of integrating Distributed generation into the present power system distribution network may pose.
Keywords
Distributed Generation, Distribution Network, Benefit, Challenges
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Stephen Adole Benson, Evans Chinemezu Ashigwuike, Jacob Kehinde Ogunjuyigbe, Assessing the Benefits and Challenges of Distributed Generation in Nigeria Power Distribution Network, International Journal on Data Science and Technology. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 8-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijdst.20190501.12
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