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A Model for the Mitigation of Energy Scarcity for a Sustainable Market in Africa

Amaize, Peter and Airoboman, A.E and Adoghe, A. U. and Sanni, T.F. (2017) A Model for the Mitigation of Energy Scarcity for a Sustainable Market in Africa. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

A sustainable environment is one with advancement in science and technology, but an ingredient that can foster this drive is the availability of power supply within all sector of the economy. The scarcity of electrical power in Africa particularly in the Sub-Sahara region has been a major setback towards attaining a sustainable technology infrastructure, as a result of this most business that requires electrical power for their daily operation are forced to run their generators during working hours thereby placing the electric power supply authority on standby. The result of this anomaly is an increase in price of goods and services hence, Potential investors who cannot meet up with the huge amount required in running generators tends to look out for where the electrical power is cheap, readily available and not scarce to cite their industries. In this paper, a model has been proposed for the improvement of energy scarcity in Nigeria. The merits of the model if implemented will bring back investors to the country, reduce energy poverty and improve on the reliability of the power system network. The model is also seen as one that will ease the trace of failure within a decentralized power network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electric Power, Nigeria, Scarcity, Sustainable.
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: 12 Jan 2018 09:12
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 09:12
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9982

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