Electrical Power Supply Consumption In Education Sector And Energy Audit: Case Study Of University Of Jos

Authors

  • Barnabas I. Gwaivangmin Directorate of Physical Facilities University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, NIGERIA

Keywords:

demand survey, energy audit, energy consumption, load profiles, sustainable energy use

Abstract

Electricity supply has been identified as the key constraint to industrialization and economic development in Nigeria. The unbundling of the power sector was aimed at boosting electricity supply, this effort has yielded some appreciable results, but not very significant. As a result of the low power generation and distribution, Nigeria’s federal government is working towards solving the prevailing problems of inadequate power in some key sectors by building power generating plants in some of the institutions of learning in the country. This paper looks at the determinants of electrical energy consumption and electrical energy audit, a case study of the University of Jos. The load profiles demand survey, load demand forecast and other important factors were investigated. The result revealed that there is available power of 22--23 hours from the national grid and the balance 1--2 hours of power is supplied by the generating sets, good savings in the cost of diesel and maintenance. An annual excess of 2,199,900 kWH is enjoyed by the university over the national per capita power consumption.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v40i2.18

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Published

2021-04-28

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Computer, Telecommunications, Software, Electrical & Electronics Engineering