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Transmission Grid Decongestion Management in Deregulated Power Sector

Adoghe, A. U. and Sanni, T.F. and Amaize, Peter and Airoboman, A.E (2016) Transmission Grid Decongestion Management in Deregulated Power Sector. International Journal of Latest Engineering and Management Research (IJLEMR), 1 (5). pp. 12-16. ISSN 2455-4847

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Abstract

Nigeria as a nation has suffered from epileptic power supply which has affected negatively the economic activities of the citizen. For a sustained development, a constant power supply is needed. Available and reliable electric power supply promised as one of the major benefits of unbundling of nations‟ own utility is yet to be realised, five years after privatisation of the power sector. This paper presents an approach that considers the Nigeria power sector in three models:  power sector before privatisation,  Current power sector during privatisation.  The recommended model that consider the reduction of transmission grid congestion. This model supports helpful technologies such as micro-hydro in rural community, solar power and photovoltaic in regions endowed with sun shines, wind farm in coastal region and energy efficient appliances. This technology when developed in these regions, is capable of reducing system load, site generation close to load centres, and thereby expands effective grid capacity to more rural community. A common indicator of an economically inadequate grid is congestion, which by definition implies the cheapest availably supply cannot be used; therefore a less-congested system can lead to lower electricity prices and less frequent power outages. This model offers significant benefits such as reduced transmission cost, lower congestion and generation costs, increased economic activities of the people and create a sustainable pollution free environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grid decongestion, Community development, Transmission grid, privatisation, Sustained development.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 09:36
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7197

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