Assessment of Electricity Status in Nigeria from 2015 to 2017
Authors: Obi PI, Oputa O, Okeke CA, Emeghara MC
The impacts of stable power supply in the economic growth and wellbeing of a nation are enormous. Stable power supply enhances industrialization as well as technological advancement which are paramount in developing countries. But most of these developing countries which Nigeria is not an exception are still faced with frequent outages leading to disruption in the lives of her citizenry. This study is focused on analyzing the electricity status in Nigeria from 2015 to 2017 with a view to recommending a practicable solution to revamping the power sector that is posing a huge limitation to our long desired economic development. The results show that the highest daily peak generation occurred on the 2nd of February 2016 with 5074.70 MW, while the least occurred on the 6th of March 2016 with 3156.40 MW. The highest average energy generated occurred on the 2nd of February 2016 with 4697.55 MW, while the least occurred on the 6th of March 2016 with 2918.50 MW. The highest instantaneous energy delivered within the study period was 4557.167 MW H/H which occurred on 2nd of February 2016 and the lowest was 2774.107 MW H/H which occurred on 6th of March 2016. Moreover, in comparing the energy generated and energy delivered at load centers, it was evident that a great gap over 5% existed between them.
Affiliations: Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
Keywords: Nigeria Power Sector, Energy Mix, Renewable Energy, Peak Generation, Energy Delivered, Per Capita Consumption
Published date: 2019/06/30