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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Electrical Energy Access: A Viable Alternative for the Alleviation of the Nigerian Economy

  • Open or Close Adeoye OS* and Adeloye AA

    Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Federal Polytechnic, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Adeoye OS, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Submission: May 30, 2018; Published: June 14, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.05.000618

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume5 Issue4

Abstract

Every sector of life, since the beginning of creation, has been impacted upon by one form of energy. The resultant effect varies globally depending primarily on the output desired. Electrical energy access and consumption in Nigeria was critically examined in this manuscript. The prevailing access status was identified and compared with existing consumption indices in other parts of the world. Consequently, the per capita demand for Nigeria was computed from its subsisting load requirement and population size. A significant disparity was observed upon comparison of the power generated and the load demand within the Nigerian nation. Similarly, specific values of the same parameters were obtained for different countries across the world and compared with the values obtained for Nigeria. Insufficient power supply and access was identified as a defect to national growth and development while a direct proportionality between the growth in electrical energy access and national economy was discovered. The factors of production were analysed with a view to proffer solution to the state of economy. Energy mix was proposed as an option that would alleviate the present economic status of Nigeria.

Keywords: Energy access; Energy mix; Load demand; Per capita demand; Economy

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