Optimal Utilization of Generators in Igbinedion University Campuses (A Case Study of the Main Campus)

S.T. Wara and A. Abayomi-Alli (Nigeria)


Utilization, Approximate Load, Energy Demand, Power Scheme.


The optimal utilization of generators in Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) main campus has been considered. The load centres, energy demand, energy cost, environmental effects, energy conservation, efficiency, cost benefit ratio were considered for the analysis. The running cost of the existing scheme and the proposed scheme was also considered. From the fore going, the paper concludes that energy efficiency, reliability, availability, conservation and optimization can be guaranteed by centrally aggregating the generators in a power house and scheduling the various sets to meet the desired load demand. The advantage is obvious as per the running costs of the various units (note that other costs like maintenance, operator’s emolument e.t.c of each generator were not considered in this analysis). Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria (PHCN) and generator cost at 8Hourly/Day is averaged at N784, 000 ($6,031) and N4.16 Million ($32,000) respectively, while the Annual/Cost Benefit Ratio of the present power scheme to the proposed centralized generator power scheme is 1.4: 1.

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