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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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ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS USED IN SELECTED BUILDINGS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA


Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2017, Pages 661–674

 ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS USED IN SELECTED BUILDINGS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

AKEEM BOLAJI WAHAB1

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

Original language: English

Received 7 January 2017

Copyright © 2017 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


Inadequate supply of power by the service provider has been an unresolved national issue which affects occupants of buildings in performing tasks indoor. This study was carried out to assess generator audit in selected residential and commercial buildings in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. The study area was divided into core, transition and suburban residential zones. Multistage and quota sampling techniques were used to select respondents sampled in residential and commercial buildings respectively. Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were used to analyse data collected. The findings revealed that the average supply of power to residential and commercial buildings in the core, transition and suburban zones were 4.37, 5.31 and 7.6 hrs; 4.00, 4.45 and 5.86hrs respectively. The study showed that regardless of the zone, occupants of residential and commercial buildings sampled depended on varying types of brand of generating sets for either comfort need or occupational purpose. Also, 47.79%, of respondents in the residential buildings in the suburban zone used generating sets that were of higher output ratings than those used in either core or transition zone. Across the zones, 71.43% of respondents in the residential buildings could not use their generators to power all their electrical devices. However, in the commercial buildings across the zones, 93.75% of respondents were able to use their generators to power all their electrical appliances indoor. The study recommended that the myriad of poor power supply that forced building occupants to procure various types of generating sets and also run generator economy should be addressed by harnessing environmentally friendly and alternative sources of energy that will foster power security.

Author Keywords: Supply of Electricity, Electric Power Generators, Generator Audit, Buildings.


How to Cite this Article


AKEEM BOLAJI WAHAB, “ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS USED IN SELECTED BUILDINGS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 661–674, May 2017.