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Smart Grid Technology Potentials in Nigeria: an Overview

Amuta, Elizabeth and Wara, S.T. and Agbetuyi, Ayoade F. and Matthew, Simeon (2018) Smart Grid Technology Potentials in Nigeria: an Overview. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 13 (2). pp. 1191-1200. ISSN 0973-4562

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Abstract

In recent time electricity system in Nigeria has suffered lots of difficulties that have led to the epileptic electricity supply without any solution improvement. The poor power system has affected the economic development of the nation. Despite all the different strategies of reform embarked on by the Nigeria government, the energy sector is still not efficient or reliable. This poor power system is as a result of the inadequate and inefficient power generation, poor transmission and distribution facilities, and out worn metering system used by electricity consumers. This paper strives to present the way forward for the Nigerian epileptic electricity by reviewing the power sector as a whole and smart grid potential.This paper compare the traditional grid with the smart grid, looking at the smart potentials that the Nigeria grid can achieve reliability and efficiency. Several benefits can be achieved by the power supplied to the Nigeria masses to have a good quality and reliable supply if the smart grid potentials are considered. Smart grid is an emerging technology that can lead to the modernization of the electrical power system, comprising of communication systems with different storage technology, distributed generation and loads. The content of this paper is to manage energy use more efficiently, save money on electricity, and provide technology and processes that are integrated into the appliances and devices consumers use in their everyday lives, all without causing significant disruption

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart grid, Smart building, Epileptic Electricity, Power Sector, power system, Smart Meters
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 13:15
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10177

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