Suburban Housing Development and Off-Grid Electric Power Supply Assessment for North-Central Nigeria

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Ibikunle Olalekan Ogundari
Yusuf Opeyemi Akinwale
Adeyemi Oluseun Adepoju
Musiliyu Kunle Atoyebi
Joshua Babatunde Akarakiri

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Energy infrastructures in North-Central Nigeria are inadequate and grid electricity is unable to meet suburban housing electricity demand. The alternative power-supply options proposed by government for the region require appropriation analysis for selection. Four public housing estates in suburban Abuja are selected for electricity demand analysis under conventional and energy-efficient lighting scenarios; then techno-economic parameters of two off-grid electric power supply systems (PV and Diesel-powered generation) to meet these electricity demands are evaluated. An energy techno-economic assessment methodology is used. The study determines the energy-efficient lighting system is appropriate with 40% energy savings relative to the Conventional Lighting Systems. The diesel generator alternative power-supply option has Life Cycle Costs almost 4 times those of the PV option. The study established the PV-energy-efficient lighting system as the most feasible off-grid electric power supply alternative for implementation.

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Ibikunle Olalekan Ogundari, African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI) Research Fellow I

Yusuf Opeyemi Akinwale, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Technology Management Education and Training, Senior Research Officer and Head of Department

Adeyemi Oluseun Adepoju, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Science Policy Research and Innovation Studies, Senior Research Officer

Musiliyu Kunle Atoyebi, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Science Policy Research and Innovation Studies, Research Officer I

Joshua Babatunde Akarakiri, African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI) Professor of Technology Management