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How our homes WASTE ENERGY

We shall base our example on just 10 bulbs (common 60W type) energy cost of N32.00 per KWh of electricity) from BEDC.

A home with 10 bulbs for just 8 hours a day will consume the following:

Note that for  a 3-bedroom house, you have these bulbs in 16 locations in and around the house. It can be more.

This is exclusive of the freezers, TVs, decoders, radio, fans, AC , water heater, boiling ring, coffee maker, Iron, washing machine, dishwasher,  children toys,

Daily – 10 (60W bulbs) x 8 (hrs) = 4800W
Monthly – 10 (60W bulbs) x 8 (hrs) x 30 (days) = 144000W
Yearly – 10 (60W bulbs) x 8 (hrs) x 30 (days) x 12 (months) = 1,728,000W

If 1KW of electricity cost N32.00 per hour, then in one year this household would have spent
N32.00 x 1728KW = N60, 480

Now assuming this same household decided to replace the 10 bulbs with energy saving bulbs rated at 10W (they are bright, never mind the low wattage, they are based on energy saving technology).

Daily – 10 (10W bulbs) x 8 (hrs) = 800W
Monthly – 10 (10W bulbs) x 8 (hrs) x 30 (days) = 24000W
Yearly – 10 (10W bulbs) x 8 (hrs) x 30 (days) x 12 (months) = 288,000W

If 1KW of electricity cost N32.00 per hour then in one year this household would have spent
N32.00 x 288KW = N9, 216.

As at August 10, 2017, 6803MW was recorded as the current available generating capability in Nigeria, with a wheeling capacity of 6700MW by TCN, currently constrained by DisCos inability to take load".

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