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Assessment of utilization of wind energy resources in Nigeria.

Ajayi, O. O. (2009) Assessment of utilization of wind energy resources in Nigeria. Energy Policy, 37. pp. 750-753.

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Abstract

The study critically reviews the prospects and challenges of utilizing wind energy resources for power generationinNigeria.Thevariousinitiativesbygovernmentsandresearchersweresurveyedandthe nation isfoundtositinthemidstofenormouspotentialforwindharvestforpowergeneration.Thefar northernstates,themountainousregionsanddifferentplacesofthecentralandsouth-easternstates wereidentifiedasgoodareas for wind harvest together with theoffshoreareasspanning from Lagos through Ondo,Ogun,Cross-Rivers to Rivers states along the Atlantic Oceaninthe south–south.Despite this great potential and huge prospect,the country is found to still suffer from serious energy crises due to heroverdependenceonhydropowerwhichalsoissusceptibletoseasonal variation in the amount of water levels at dams.There is yet to be committed wind energy project for power generationon-going in the country.Several challenges bedeviling the development and utilization of wind energy resources were identified and suggestions high lighted to help pull the nation out of this lingering energy crisis

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy policy Wind resources Powergeneration
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 Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 10:09
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7360

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