ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMERS IN JIMETA, YOLA-NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMERS IN JIMETA, YOLA-NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

In Nigeria, challenges of power sector include among others, insufficient power generation and

inadequate or lack of quality apparatuses for efficient transmission and distribution of electric

power to consumers. Jimeta, being one of the major cities in Adamawa State, has experienced

increase in population and spatial expansion in recent years. This is partly due to the influx of the

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the northern and parts of the central regions of the

State as a result of the protracting Boko Haram insurgency. This has put pressure on the

available social amenities including electricity thereby making power distribution facilities, such

as transformers, spatially inadequate, resulting in unequal power distribution and overloads. The

aim of this study was analyze the spatial distribution of electricity transformers in Jimeta, Yola-

North Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The study used data acquired with

Hand-held GPS receiver, records of Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) and

population census data, and mapped out the spatial distribution of electricity transformers in

Jimeta using ArcGIS10.3 software. It further established the spatial pattern of point locations of

transformers; created a geodatabase for all the transformers; assessed the level of compliance to

the standards for transformer siting and also examined the extent to which population influenced

their locations. Nearest Neighbour Analysis (NNA) was carried out to determine the pattern of

distribution of transformer point locations. Projected population of the study area was used to

produce a population density map over point locations of the transformers were overlaid. Buffer

analysis in ArcGIS10.3 software was carried out to identify the location of transformers that

violated the 10m setback standard of the NERC (2016). The results showed that Jimeta had a

total of 324 transformers distributed across the city in various capacities ranging from 25kVA to

1000kVA. About 0.93% of the transformers are 25kVA at the lower extreme while, 200kVA

transformer accounted for 34.87% which was the highest. Public transformers distributed mostly

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