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Solution to the Power Crisis in Ghana: Optimization of the Transmission and Distribution of the ECG Network

Patrick Fiati. Published in Information Sciences.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2019
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Patrick Fiati
10.5120/cae2019652829

Patrick Fiati. Solution to the Power Crisis in Ghana: Optimization of the Transmission and Distribution of the ECG Network. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(29):13-15, July 2019. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2019652829,
	author = {Patrick Fiati},
	title = {Solution to the Power Crisis in Ghana: Optimization of the Transmission and Distribution of the ECG Network},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {July 2019},
	volume = {7},
	number = {29},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2019},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {13-15},
	numpages = {3},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume7/number29/855-2019652829},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2019652829},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Power is one of the most important factors for a developing country like Ghana. Like the rest of the countries of the world, the demand for power is increasing day by day in our country. At present, power failure has become an acute problem for this country. It has become hard to solve the power crisis. There are several reasons behind this problem such as limitation of resources, low generation capacity, high demand, derated capacity of power station machineries etc. To become a developed country, Ghana needs to overcome the problem of power crisis soon. Electricity is a very important factor in developing the economy and the standard of living of a country. It must be generated using the national resource of that country. Ghana largely depends on natural gas and hydro power stations to generate major portion of power. The country lags behind than its expected production capacity. Though many power generation units have been added to the national grid to solve the power crisis issue, it is not enough. High demand and increasing need of power have created challenge for the power stations to meet the demand. In our country, a major portion of total population still does not have the access to electricity. Only 10% of the rural households have electricity connection and there are some parts of Ghana which will not get the access of electricity connection from the national grid within next 30 years.

References

  1. www.mypplelectric.com, Transmission Line Monitoring System(T&DWorld,TransmissionDistributionWorld@enews.tdworld.com)
  2. www.nexans.com, Email:marcom.info@nexans.com
  3. www.epri.com, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI: Palo Alto, California, USA)

Keywords

Optimization, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, ECG