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Viability Assessment of Power Distribution Business in Edo State, Nigeria

Authors: Omoroghomwan EA

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This work sought to determine the viability of the power distribution business in Edo State, Nigeria. The data utilized were distribution and commercial records of Ehor, Ubiaja and Uzebba 33 kV feeders from 2015 to 2018. The potential revenue from the energy not served (ENS) was determined according to IEEE STD 1366 Energy Index. Findings showed that it will require a total investment of 6.3 billion Naira to distribute and collect 4.7 billion Naira worth of energy in the study area. This was due to the high level of aggregate technical, commercial and collection (ATC&C) losses (up to 66%) in the system and the poor tariff. Adequate customer metering and continuous monitoring of customer network facilities is highly recommended for proper energy accounting and reduction of commercial losses respectively. The findings from this work will assist in policy formulation and strategic business decision in the power sector by the investors, management and government.

Affiliations: Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: ATC&C, Viability, MAP, SBT, NBET, BEDC
Published date: 2022/12/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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