The economic cost of unreliable grid power in Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Olowosejeje, Samuel
dc.contributor.author Leahy, Paul G.
dc.contributor.author Morrison, Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-11T12:41:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-11T12:41:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-20
dc.identifier.citation Olowosejeje, S., Leahy, P. and Morrison, A. (2019) 'The economic cost of unreliable grid power in Nigeria', African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, pp. 1-11. doi:10.1080/20421338.2018.1550931 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en
dc.identifier.issn 2042-1338
dc.identifier.issn 2042-1346
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7476
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/20421338.2018.1550931
dc.description.abstract The ever-increasing demand for electrical power in Nigeria, coupled with a limited supply, have restricted the nation's socioeconomic development. The country’s policymakers, aware of this, have formulated and enacted energy development policies in recent years targeted at diversifying the current electricity mix and increasing electrification to rural settlements. Despite these efforts, electricity infrastructure projects have been sidelined, power outages are common and grid unreliability is costing industry significant amounts to secure the electricity supply necessary for business sustainability and profitability. This paper presents the current state of the electricity industry in Nigeria and argues the case for integration of renewable energy technologies. A case study is presented based on electricity cost information collected from a survey of Nigerian industry. Three future electricity supply scenarios are presented: a do-nothing or business-as-usual scenario; a scenario of increased reliance on grid power due to improvements in reliability; and a scenario involving shifting some of the current diesel on-site generation to solar photovoltaics. It is shown that increasing the utilization of renewable sources could significantly reduce the costs and CO2 emissions incurred due to the current reliance on self-generation, primarily using diesel generators, amidst grid unreliability. en
dc.description.sponsorship Petroleum Technology Development Fund (Grant Number PTDF/ED/PHD/SAO/776/15) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.rights © 2019, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. Co-published by NISC Pty (Ltd) and Informa Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group). This is the Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/20421338.2018.1550931 en
dc.subject Diesel generators en
dc.subject Electricity sector en
dc.subject Nigeria en
dc.subject Power generation en
dc.subject Power supply en
dc.subject Renewable energy en
dc.title The economic cost of unreliable grid power in Nigeria en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Paul Leahy, Civil Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 E: paul.leahy@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-07-20
dc.date.updated 2019-02-11T12:27:23Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.internal.rssid 473190652
dc.contributor.funder Petroleum Technology Development Fund en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress paul.leahy@ucc.ie
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