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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2016, 4(1), 33-39
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-4-1-5
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Electric Power Transmission Enhancement: A Case of Nigerian Electric Power Grid

Emmanuel U. Oleka1, , Samuel N. Ndubisi2 and Gerald K. Ijemaru3

1Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro NC, USA

2Electrical Engineering Department, University of Port Harcourt, PortHarcourt, Nigeria

3Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria

Pub. Date: February 29, 2016

Cite this paper:
Emmanuel U. Oleka, Samuel N. Ndubisi and Gerald K. Ijemaru. Electric Power Transmission Enhancement: A Case of Nigerian Electric Power Grid. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2016; 4(1):33-39. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-4-1-5

Abstract

Increase in economic activities resulting from increase in population and social advancement has led to increase in electrical energy demands. This has increased the burdens on the existing transmission assets and in some cases, has caused the loading of the transmission assets beyond their design limits with consequent reduction in power quality and power outages in extreme cases. Many techniques have been developed to enhance the capabilities of the power grids. This paper looks into these techniques with the view to exploring their applicability to the Nigerian 330KV electric power grid, towards seeking ways to enhancing the performance of the grid for better asset utilization. A typical transmission line in the grid was modeled to assess its strengths and weaknesses. Enhancement techniques were then applied to assess their impacts on the line.

Keywords:
power transmission reactive power active power voltage profile line transfer capability

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