House Hold Actual Average Power Consumption with New Prepaid Meter Tariff – An Incident from Distribution Companies

The lack of real power usage data in the average household apartment has sometimes led many Nigerian electricity consumers to disagree with their service providers. Prepaid metres have many applications in Nigeria for producing, transmitting and distributing electricity. This makes their actual calculation of power an important problem. In this work, the actual power usage of each load was calculated and used to study the time each load would use when it is continuously connected to the power supply to consume 30.8 EEDC units. The analytical approach was used to analyse the date obtained with respect to time for various appliance consumption rates. This experiment was carried out in a flat situated in the eastern part of Nigeria’s state of Enugu. In order to determine the current and voltages across them, each load was tested. Real The Actual Each load’s power consumption was estimated. The period has been estimated for each actual power to consume 30.8 units entirely. The corresponding amount of the actual consumption of each load was measured in Naira per day. The findings show that it would take longer time for the phone and lighting points (18421.05 and 5589.8 hours) to drain the 30.8 units and also have the least cost of usage per day. While the 30.8 units can take 8.95 hours to drain the electric pressing iron, and they have the highest cost. By combining these loads optimally, it will make economic sense for prepaid metre subscribers, and customers will enjoy their cash with ease and comfort.

Author (s) Details

Dr. Uche C. Ogbuefi
Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE-SPED), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria and Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Princewill C. Ene
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

Prince A. Okoro
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

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