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Techno-economic Assessment of Wind Turbines in Nigeria

Okakwu, Ignatius Kema and Olabode, Olakunle Elijah and Alayande, Akintunde Samson and Somefun, Tobilola Emmanuel and Ajewole, Titus Oluwasuji (2021) Techno-economic Assessment of Wind Turbines in Nigeria. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11 (2). pp. 240-246. ISSN 2146-4553

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Wind energy potentials of some selected high altitude and coastal areas in Nigeria are assessed for possible utilization for the generation of electricity. The main aim is to provide pragmatic insight that will enhance the investment in wind energy conversion systems in an optimal manner. The data used in this present study were obtained from the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, which includes average wind speeds per day of four locations across the country, measured at the anemometer height of 10 m over a period of 11 years. With the sites classified based on their wind power densities, the capacity factor estimation value was used to select the most suitable turbine for the selected sites, and the present value cost method was employed to estimate the unit cost of energy of the turbine at various hub-heights. The results obtained from this study reveal that Jos, Kano and Ikeja are economically viable as well as having excellent wind resources integration into the grid, while P/H is viable for a standalone application. The outcome of the study provides useful information that will aid renewable energy policymakers in Nigeria for wind energy development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capacity Factor Estimation, Wind Turbine, Electricity Generation, Techno-economy
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2021 14:08
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 14:08

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