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Assessment of Energy Saving Potentials in Covenant University, Nigeria

Oyedepo, Sunday Olayinka and Adekeye, T. and Leramo, R.O. and Kilanko, O. O and Babalola, P.O. and Balogun, A. O. and Akhibi, M. O. (2016) Assessment of Energy Saving Potentials in Covenant University, Nigeria. Energy Engineering, 113 (3). pp. 7-26.

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Abstract

In this study, an energy audit was conducted at Covenant University in Nigeria looking for ways to reduce energy costs. Results show that of the total university electricity energy demand, space cooling and lighting have the highest electrical consumption (29%). In academic buildings, space cooling consumed the maximum power (49%), while lighting consumed the most power (39%) in staff quarters. Annual energy and cost savings for replacement of traditional fluorescent lights(FLTs) and incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)in student hostels and staff quarters are about 394 MWh, N4.8 million ($30,000) and 644 MWh, N7.9 Million ($49, 375) respectively. Consequently, for space cooling systems, the annual energy and cost savings for replacement of conventional resistance electric regulator fans with electronic regulator fans is about 367 MWh and N 9.8 Million ($61,250).A well-articulated and vigorously pursued energy efficiency policy measures in the university can result in an estimated annual savings in electricity consumption of about 16%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy saving, university campus, electricity consumption, electricity demand
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 11:46
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10481

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