Barriers to nationwide adoption of the smart grid technology in Ghana

Zaglago, L. and Chapman, C. and Shah, H. (2013) Barriers to nationwide adoption of the smart grid technology in Ghana. In: 2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013, 3 July 2013 through 5 July 2013, London; United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine the barriers affecting the nationwide adoption of the Smart Grid Technology in Ghana. It is anticipated that achieving this aim will eventually contribute to efforts in mitigating barriers to a wide scale deployment of smart technology and help the decision makers to prioritize the product feature implementations. This paper provides a quantitative approach to determine the barriers affecting the nationwide adoption of the Smart Grid Technology in Ghana. Data was collected via a survey among professionals in three energy companies in Ghana. The findings revealed that Smart grid technologies in the coming years hold the promise of significant benefits to end users, utilities, and to the functioning of the economy. However, this promise will be realized only if all artificial barriers are eliminated to the full participation of smart grid technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barriers, Implementation, Smart grade, Barriers, Decision makers, Energy companies, Implementation, Product feature, Quantitative approach, Smart Grid technologies, Smart technology, Computer science, Engineering, Industrial engineering, Electric power transmission networks
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 12:41
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2573

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