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Smart Grids and The Renewable Energy Component

Omotosho, T. V. and Abodunrin, T.J and Achuka, J.A and Olawole, O.O (2015) Smart Grids and The Renewable Energy Component. In: International Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI) 2015: Renewable Energy Track, African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University Canaanland, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria.

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A twentieth- first century grid cannot be built on a twentieth century electric grid. Smart grid has undertaken the promise of incredible advances in innovation, provision of jobs, wealth creation, cleaner environment and, consumer empowerment. Smart grid can be defined as the sum of concerted efforts to advance existing technologies; Integrating operations and IT to achieve higher utility, better environment and society. A real smart modern grid would involve concepts of sustainability ; development that meets the needs of present generations yet uncompromising future generations ability to meet their own needs, that influence cost effective and confirmed cleaner technology. This smart grid involves integration of communication and electrical infrastructures with unconventional information and computerization in an already existing grid. This is an enquiry into introduction of solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy into the existing Covenant University grid, for the purpose of serving CU community and to serve as a case study for developing wind energy systems in Lagos.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Solar PV, Wind Energy
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 22:22
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2015 22:22

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