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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF GENERATING SETS AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF POWER SUPPLY IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS


Volume 17, Issue 4, September 2016, Pages 1434–1443

 INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF GENERATING SETS AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF POWER SUPPLY IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

AKEEM BOLAJI WAHAB1

1 Department of Building, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 1 July 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Epileptic power supply by the service provider has been a major bottleneck in the bid of residential building occupants to use their electrical appliances indoor for comfort drive. Thus, this study is aimed at investigating and analysing usage of generating sets by the building occupants in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. Data were collected by administering questionnaires on the respondents. The 59 political wards in the 5 local government areas of Ibadan Metropolis were stratified into core, transition and suburban residential zones. Twenty five (25) per cent of the wards indicating 15 wards were selected across the three zones. By using systematic sampling technique, 2% of the residential buildings totaling 736 buildings were sampled across the zones. The study revealed that the average duration of power supply that was incidental to dependence on generating sets in residential buildings in the core, transition and suburban zone was 4.37, 5.31 and 7.63hrs respectively. Also, 45.82% of the respondents had used their generating sets for 3 years; 93.78% largely depended on petrol engine generators; and 71.43% of the respondents could not use their generating sets to power all their electrical appliances at a moment when compared with the normal voltage of power from the service provider (IBEDC). The study concluded that the type of generating used depended on the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and recommended that government should ensure sincere deregulation of power sector and seek for more environmentally energy sources.

Author Keywords: Electricity, Poor Supply, Generating Sets, Types, Brand.


How to Cite this Article


AKEEM BOLAJI WAHAB, “INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF GENERATING SETS AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF POWER SUPPLY IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 1434–1443, September 2016.