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Energies 2010, 3(7), 1353-1368; doi:10.3390/en3071353
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Electricity Self-Generation Costs for Industrial Companies in Cameroon

1
, 2
 and 1,*
1 Ecole Nationale Superieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé, Université de Yaoundé I, BP 8390 Yaoundé, Cameroun 2 Ecole Normale Superieure d’Enseignement Technique, Université de Douala, BP 1872 Douala, Cameroun
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 May 2010 / Accepted: 8 June 2010 / Published: 5 July 2010
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Abstract

Industrial production in developing countries (DC) is frequently perturbed by electric energy supply difficulties. To overcome this problem, generators are used in self-generation of energy, but this leads to an increase of electricity-related expenses. This article assesses the impact of electricity self-generation on Cameroonian industrial companies. The model described in this article is based on data collected through a survey of a representative sample of industrial companies and from numerous previous thematic and statistical studies. The results of our analyses show that expenses related to electricity in industrial companies in Cameroon have increased five times due to electricity rationing and untimely power cuts. The article also suggests some solutions to improve the electricity self-generation capacity of industrial companies.
Keywords: electricity; generators; cost electricity; generators; cost
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Thomas , T.T.; Alexis, K.; Salomon, D.B. Electricity Self-Generation Costs for Industrial Companies in Cameroon. Energies 2010, 3, 1353-1368.

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