keywords: Electricity, energy management, load, load factor, renewable energy
Load study and energy management is a vital key for the study of electricity demand and supply and as such there is every need for such a study to be conducted especially in a school community such as Federal University Wukari where there is continuous increase in population and buildings which directly affects the demand for electricity. In this research, data was obtained from the school’s electrical power generating sets at intervals of 2 h daily for a period of 15 days and statistical toolswere used to determine the electricity consumption characteristics of the university community. The result shows that the school community has its daily peak electricity demand at about 2:00pm daily, the school has its weekly peak electricity demand on Wednesdays and the prevailing load factor for the school was found to be 0.7. It was concluded that the current power supply scheme is satisfactory; however, recommendation was made that the school needs to look into the area of renewable energy by providing solar cells dedicated to lightings and fan sub circuits in the school. Also, better distribution of academic activities that are dependent on electricity will help enhance the load factor and reduce the risk of overloading the school generators at any particular time.