PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA

Publication Date : 01/02/2010


Author(s) :

El-jummah A.M, Abubakar, A.B, Abba-Aji, M.A.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 5
,
Issue 1
(02 - 2010)



Abstract :

Electric Energy generation using off-shore wind turbine is analysed in this paper. It is expected to diversify Nigeria’s energy mix and ensure adequate power supply. The paper discusses data obtained for wind speeds of two offshore locations in the Niger Delta region. Theoretical analysis confirmed that the average wind speeds produced are sufficient enough for the generation of offshore wind energy. 25 meter diameter of offshore wind turbine was used at different height and distance from shore. Offshore wind speed data for eleven years (1993–2003) was sourced from meteorological centre Mushin Lagos, Nigeria. The results showed that wind power output of 106.22kW (25m diameter wind turbine) may be a reality for only one location.


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