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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 03)
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Effective Power Management in Homes and Premises in Ghana

C.K. Amuzuvi and J.C. Attachie
Corresponding Author:  Amuzuvi, C.K. 

Key words:  Behavioral change, energy management, energy efficient, energy waste, public education, public,
Vol. 6 , (03): 354-360
Submitted Accepted Published
July 02, 2012 August 17, 2012 June 15, 2013
Abstract:

Inefficient use of electricity in residences and premises has been identified to be largely due to the use of certain household appliances. Household appliances such as refrigerators, deep freezers, television sets etc, have become an integral part of modern life. Though the power ratings of this equipment are not high, its misuse has led to energy wastage. It is therefore prudent to investigate measures aimed at eliminating waste, improving efficiency and reducing electric power consumption in households. It is commonly assumed that households must change their behaviour to reduce the problems caused by increasing levels of fossil fuel energy use. It is realised that strategies for behaviour change will be more effective if they target the most important causes of the behaviour in question. This study therefore first discusses the various types of energy meters in use. Next, the study elaborates on the optimal use of some electrical utilisation systems such as lighting systems, heating systems, electronic and electrical appliances, aimed at promoting household energy savings. Informational strategies aimed at educating electric power users are also discussed. Finally, this study proposes a public relation model to educate the public on efficient use of domestic power and also ensure that, information on energy management tool is right at the door-step of every consumer in Ghana.
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C.K. Amuzuvi and J.C. Attachie, 2013. Effective Power Management in Homes and Premises in Ghana.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(03): 354-360.
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