Next Article in Journal
Co-Fuelling of Peat with Meat and Bone Meal in a Pilot Scale Bubbling Bed Reactor
Previous Article in Journal
Gasification of Biochar from Empty Fruit Bunch in a Fluidized Bed Reactor
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2010, 3(7), 1353-1368; doi:10.3390/en3071353

Electricity Self-Generation Costs for Industrial Companies in Cameroon

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
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [310 KB, uploaded 17 March 2015]   |  

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
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Thomas , T.T.; Alexis, K.; Salomon, D.B. Electricity Self-Generation Costs for Industrial Companies in Cameroon. Energies 2010, 3, 1353-1368.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top