Dynamic Modelling of Load Demand for Efficient Power Dispatch in Umuahia Metropolis
Publication Date : 12/05/2020
Despite Nigeria’s key position in Africa, electric power crisis and frequent outages in the Nation have degenerated to amajor acute problem. These problems are associated with inadequate generation, insufficient and unreliableevacuation/transmission of same. As a result, dispatch centers and distribution companies find it difficult to optimally dispatch the limited energy particularly to economic viable consumers considering the fact that the bedrock of everyindustry is primarily to survive extinction through revenue collection. However, this research is focused on presenting anefficient and economic power dispatch technique in Umuahia Metropolis. The materials used in this research include load data from eight EEDC Injection Substations in Umuahia Metropolis, MATLAB Simulation Software and Microsoft Excel.Also, the methods adopted are statistical method of interpolation and Mann-Whitney’s test for data collection andevaluation. Load demand (daily, monthly and yearly) equations were used for data analysis and interpretation. Also, aneconomic load dispatch technique was developed using Microsoft Excel. This technique design has the ability to distribute available power (energy allocation) with respect to economically viable consumers. However, if these results are carefullyimplemented, it will afford EEDC the opportunity to serve their economically viable customers better and will alsomotivate other non-economic viable customers to improve. Thus, EEDC’s general revenue collection will increase, sincethe main aim of every business owner is primarily to increase productivity and maximize profit (Optimization).
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