Evaluation of Energy Supply and Demand Side Management for Residential Buildings in Ekiti State, Nigeria
Received Date: Feb 19, 2018 / Accepted Date: Mar 02, 2018 / Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
Ekiti State is an agrarian state located in south western part of Nigeria. The injected power to the Ado-Ekiti and the entire state are 25MW and 37.6MW respectively. The estimated power demand for Ado Ekiti and Ekiti state were 29.01MW and 224.116MW respectively. The distributed power to the consumers is characterized with shortcomings which include: in-adequate supply, poor voltage regulation, improper usage, illiteracy and wastage. The power generation in Nigeria is presently inadequate which to match the estimated power demand of 15,000MW with a population of over 170 million citizens. This paper evaluates the energy utilization in Ado Ekiti metropolis, the wastage and its economic implication as well as effective means of its management. The use of direct interviews, administration of questionnaires, measurements of current and voltage with clamp multimeter, and simple mathematical approach were used for the purpose of evaluation. Recommendations were made with the aim of reducing energy waste from mean value of 10.84% to 2% in order to reduce the cost implication such that the huge financial waste can be injected to other parts of the economy as well as the management of energy in Ekiti state.
Keywords: Energy; Waste; Consumers; Power supply; Demand; Management
Citation: Adeoye OS, Adebayo AA (2018) Evaluation of Energy Supply and Demand Side Management for Residential Buildings in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Innov Ener Res 7: 190. Doi: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000190
Copyright: © 2018 Adeoye OS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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