Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2017, Page: 97-101
Utilization of Electricity Consumer Co-operatives in Reduction of Banks' Energy Cost in Owerri, Nigeria
Damian O. Dike, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Ernest Ezugwu, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Raymond Opara, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Moses Adinfono, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
George Ogu, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Chiedozie Paulinus-Nwammuo, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Received: Mar. 31, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 1, 2017;       Published: Jul. 25, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajece.20170102.16      View  1239      Downloads  239
Abstract
In many developing countries such as Nigeria, power supply is still very epileptic. This has resulted in the flight of top class industries. The only surviving firms are banks, hotels, gas stations and their likes. This paper therefore presents a scheme where cluster of banks located within the bank road in Owerri Metropolis at the Eastern part of Nigeria can generator-pool. It explains the concept involved, presents the justification of the scheme, and classifies various loads obtainable in these firms into levels based on priority, wherein the must run loads are assigned to level one; and the less critical loads follow consecutively. The requisite criteria for the firms’ co-operation to ensure stability of the arrangement are also presented. Finally, a clearly worked out sequence of operation of the scheme is presented with an implementation flowchart. The full modelling and other technical components of the scheme are on-going.
Keywords
Electricity Consumer Co-operatives, Energy Cost Minimization, Load Prioritization, Optimal Resource Allocation, Sequence of Operation
To cite this article
Damian O. Dike, Ernest Ezugwu, Raymond Opara, Moses Adinfono, George Ogu, Chiedozie Paulinus-Nwammuo, Utilization of Electricity Consumer Co-operatives in Reduction of Banks' Energy Cost in Owerri, Nigeria, American Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 97-101. doi: 10.11648/j.ajece.20170102.16
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