TITLE

Electricity Generation and Distribution in Nigeria: Technical Issues and Solutions

AUTHOR(S)
Chinwuko Emmanuel, C.; Mgbemena, Chinedum O.; Aguh, Patrick S.; Ebhota, Williams S.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
International Journal of Engineering Science & Technology;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p7934
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper attempts to address the problem of extreme electricity shortage in Nigeria. This deficiency is multidimensional which are attributed to inadequate infrastructure, inadequate funding of this sector, and energy losses from generation to billing. Some technical issues were raised and solutions proffered taking the Awka business unit of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, (PHCN) as a case. It was suggested that the actual load demand of the PHCN Awka business unit which at present is 135.12MVA be increased to 150MVA by building new substations to accommodate this proposed new load demand. This new distribution system should be able to handle the present need of the Awka Business Unit of 135.12MVA with a margin capacity of 14.88MVA for future expansion. This when fully implemented will ensure constant and adequate power supply in Awka and its environs.
ACCESSION #
79461834

 

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