Energy Saving Components Conserves Electrical Energy
Nigeria can mitigate the effect of inadequate electric power by implementing energy efficiency and management techniques using energy saving components, a study by faculty members of Covenant University has suggested.
Professor Samuel Wara, Adejumobi I.A., Adebisi, O.I., and Akinwande O.A had in their work titled, ‘Economics of Using Energy Saving Loads for Electrical Services’, compared the use of energy saving components with conventional electrical loads for electrical services for the purpose of efficiently managing the inadequate available electric power in Nigeria, using te Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as a case study.
The researchers had carried out an audit into the loads of two FUNAAB Colleges, namely COLAMRUD and COLENG, with conventional electrical services design equations used to analyse the energy consumptions of the colleges. When compared with the conventional electrical loads, the analytical results showed that the use of energy saving loads will save about 37.62% for COLAMRUD and 39.48% for COLENG of the energy being currently consumed in the university.