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Impact of power outage on production Industries in Nigeria: A case study of Bendel feed and flour mill industry
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Impact of power outage on production Industries in Nigeria: A case study of Bendel feed and flour mill industry


Okhueleigbe E.I., Okhueleigbe A.O, Oshevire P .O,

1.Elect-Elect Dept. College of Technology, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Delta State, Nigeria.
2. NMR Intercontinental Limited, Ikeja Lagos State, Nigeria.


Corresponding author :

Oshevire P .O ,
Elect-Elect Dept. College of Technology,
Federal University of Petroleum Resources,
Effurun Delta State, Nigeria.
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Received: February 27, 2014,   Accepted: March 25, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The paper discusses the impact of power outage on production industries in Nigeria with BFFM as a case study. BFFM has multiple lines of production and with the support of redundant lines it operates the 24 hours production schedule; even during down time period. Data were collated from power house log book quarterly on the running hours of generator as well as when the public electricity utility is available for a period of seven quarters. It was discovered that for every one hour production cost on generator is more than 50% of what it would have cost if it were to be on PHCN Conclusively, if profit margin is to be made constant, consumers will have to pay more culminating into impoverishment of the populace. Likewise public power supply is cheaper for production compared to the use of generators.


Keywords: Generation, Power system, Power outage, Profit margin, Public utility, Transmission


Citation:

Oshevire P .O, et al (2014) Impact of power outage on production Industries in Nigeria: A case study of Bendel feed and flour mill industry . J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V1I2. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V1I2.03


Copyright:

© 2014 Oshevire P .O. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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