E3S Web Conf.
Volume 229, 2021The 3rd International Conference of Computer Science and Renewable Energies (ICCSRE’2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||25 January 2021|
Embedded Generation Using Shared Solar
Laboratory of Structural Engineering, Intelligent Systems and Electrical Engineering ENSAM, Hassan II University Casablanca Morocco
The socio-economic development of a country (especially a developing one) is inextricably linked with the availability and affordability of electricity in that country. However most African countries have failed to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of electricity in their country owing either to the non-availability of power or the lack of synergy between the various disciplines that make up the power sector. Bedevilled with the current Covid-19 pandemic which ushers in the digital era of E-learning and virtual trade activities, Africa cannot afford to lag behind as a result of poor electricity supply. Our case study in this paper will be Africa’s most populous country; Nigeria. We would look at the aged long practice of a centralized system of energy production which generates and transmits electricity over long distances (thereby incurring colossal losses), the limitations of the National grid which covers only some parts of the country, the legal constraints, the resort to self-help by Nigerians who seek to produce their own electricity using generators that emit GHG which pollute the atmosphere and the economic implication of running generators, while proffering an eco-friendly solution in distributed or dispersed generation using Shared Solar Energy aimed at resolving the disparity between the demand and supply of Electricity. A solution which will invariably unlock economic growth especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.
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