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Mitigating Climate Change Through Community-Based Microgrid

Orovwode, H. E. and Awosope, C. O. A. and Idachaba, F.E. and Adoghe, A. U. and Adelakun, A. (2014) Mitigating Climate Change Through Community-Based Microgrid. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 4 (4). p. 1010. ISSN 2250-2459

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GreenHouse Gasses’ (GHG) emission control is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world. The energy sector accounts for the highest percentage of environmental pollution. Emissions from internal combustion power generators are high and these emissions are responsible for the fast depletion of the ozone layer. Though there are other measures put in place to control the emission from power generating systems, the best method however, is to reduce the number of active power generating systems that burn fossil fuels through retrofitting of existing cluster of power generators into a community- based microgrid. Efficient optimization and capacity management technique can be applied since most of the stand alone power generators operate below capacity. The result obtained from an experimental test case carried out in a location shows a 27% reduction in fuel consumption for the period considered, with the load demand satisfied, which also translates into 31.8% reduction in the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the environment by these power generators

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emissions, Environmental Pollution, GreenHouse Gases, Microgrid, Mitigating
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: 15 Mar 2015 09:56
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 09:56

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