Optimum Hybrid Configuration For Off-Grid Rural Electricity Generation In The Six Geopolitical Zones Of Nigeria

Nathaniel Babajide (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Electricity access constitutes an indispensable requirement for meaningful socio-economic growth in any nation. However, about 1.26 billion people globally (18% of global population) are without electricity access, majority of which dwell in the two developing continents of Asia and Africa where rural population is profoundly affected (WDI, 2016). In Nigeria, Africa’s leading and most populous economy, over 90 million people, about 55% of the population is without access to power supply (EIA, 2015). In addition, only 30% of the rural communities is connected to the grid thus leaving larger proportion of the population without electricity access.

    Given the above background, this study aims at developing optimal hybrid system harnessing the available renewable energy resources (small-scale hydropower (SHP), solar Photovoltaic (PV) and wind) for power generation, especially in remote/rural areas without access to the main grid line, thereby improving electricity access in a sustainable manner. The paper is organised thus: section one provides succinct introduction, section two gives an overview of the Nigeria’s power access situation alongside review of relevant literature. The third section expounds the methodology employed for the techno-economic analysis. section four offers the results and findings of the study whereas, the conclusion is given in section five.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017
    Event35th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - Houston, United States
    Duration: 12 Nov 201715 Nov 2017
    http://www.usaee.org/usaee2017/

    Conference

    Conference35th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHouston
    Period12/11/1715/11/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Cost of Electricity (COE)
    • Diesel Generator (DG)
    • Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewable (HOMER)
    • Net Present Cost (NPC)
    • Optimal Hybrid Mix
    • Renewable Fraction (RF)

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