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Investigation into House-Hold Energy Consumption in Saki, Southwestern Nigeria

Onawumi, A.S. and Dunmade, I.S. and Ajayi, O. O. and Sangotayo, E. O. and Oderinde, M. O. (2016) Investigation into House-Hold Energy Consumption in Saki, Southwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 7 (3). pp. 720-727. ISSN 2229-5518

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Energy is a major means of sustaining life hence It’s effects on nation’s economic development at both micro and macro levels. The dynamics of changes in the energy demand and supply patterns can be properly monitored through appropriate evaluation of consumption rate of available energy for effective planning. The main selection criterion considered in this study for the selection of household energy for cooking and heating, lighting, entertainment, refrigeration, and so on is population density. Energy sources considered in this investigation are electricity, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), diesel fuel, kerosene, firewood, liquefied natural gas (LNG), charcoal and solar cells. Energy consumption for individual in a family per day per zone to their average level of income per zone were investigated to establish sources, supply, and availability in the prevailing situation of things in the study area. The result of the study indicates that 70.81% of household energy is from biomass which is very disastrous to the environment. Not less than 29.185 % and 0,004766 % of energy were obtained from fossil fuel and electricity respectively. It is evident that residents in the study area depend highly on biomass as source of household energy and much less on electricity. The result of this study have open up the ground for development of predictive model for estimation of daily household energy requirements (DHER) for Saki dwellers and for rural development plan for the area under study

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy; Biomass; Households; Energy Consumption; Deforestation.
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: 10 Nov 2016 10:44
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 10:44

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