keywords: Demand, energy saving, load, management, optimum
A comparative analysis was carried out between energy saving equipment and conventional non energy saving equipment in five major business centres in Okada, Edo State of Nigeria to determine the overall cost savings in Naira (N) and hence energy conserved in Kilowatt (kWh). The data were collected through literature on previous work on demand side management, questionnaires, resource from power companies, oral interviews and internet sourcing. These data were carefully analyzed using appropriate data analysis and statistical tools in each case in order to enhance proper and effective data interpretation, the data were presented in tables and charts which led to the recommendation of the use of energy saving equipment for optimum management of the load demand.
Demand, energy saving, load, management, optimum