Investigation of the Normal Working Mode of the Nigerian 330-132 kV Network in View of Perspective Load Growth Forecast up to 10 years
In this paper the normal regimes of the Nigerian 330-132 kV power grid at 2003-2005 year levels were analyzed. The load flow studies were also carried out at perspective load growth forecast up to 10 years based on exponential trend using a program (Newton’s method). An analysis of results shows that with existing available generation and maximum load estimate by the utility there is a deficit which will persist if generation, commensurate with load growth, is not immediately reinforced. The network lacks adequate reactive power sources to maintain permissible bus voltages and the power transfer capability due to thermal constraints.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
A.O. Melodi "Investigation of the Normal Working Mode of the Nigerian 330-132 kV Network in View of Perspective Load Growth Forecast up to 10 years ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 87-92, 2007