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An income-reflective scalable energy level transition system for low/middle income households

Monyei, Chukwuka G.; Oyedele, Lukumon O.; Akinade, Olugbenga O.; Ajayi, Anuoluwapo O.; Ezugwu, Absalom E.; Akpeji, Kingsley O.; Viriri, Serestina; Adewumi, Aderemi O.; Akinyele, Daniel; Babatunde, Olubayo M.; Obolo, Michael O.; Onunwor, Joshua C.


Chukwuka G. Monyei

Lukumon Oyedele
Professor in Enterprise & Project Management

Olugbenga Akinade
Associate Professor - AR/VR Development with Artificial Intelligence

Anuoluwapo Ajayi
Associate Professor - Big Data Application

Absalom E. Ezugwu

Kingsley O. Akpeji

Serestina Viriri

Aderemi O. Adewumi

Daniel Akinyele

Olubayo M. Babatunde

Michael O. Obolo

Joshua C. Onunwor


© 2018 Elsevier Ltd In mitigating against energy poverty in Nigeria, research interest has focused mainly on electricity access and reduced electricity bills for low/medium income households. However, energy poverty in the global south is not only a problem of access but also of mobility which plays a crucial role in the economic productivity of a country. The need therefore arises for a scheme that guides low/medium income level households in increasing ownership of electrical appliances in a way that will improve their quality of life at the least-cost possible. Such a scheme is expected to address a prevailing challenge of poor satisfaction from the utilization of electrical appliances commonly observed with low/medium income households to achieve comfort, using Nigeria as a test case. This paper thus proposes a progressive system of electrical appliance ownership for low/medium income households in Nigeria for improved comfort. Furthermore, this paper advances discussions on building comfort by establishing the relationship between household comfort and economic output for Nigeria. The proposed system and the results obtained find relevance in developing countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia for improving household comfort, mitigating poverty and precipitating economic growth.


Monyei, C. G., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Ajayi, A. O., Ezugwu, A. E., Akpeji, K. O., …Onunwor, J. C. (2019). An income-reflective scalable energy level transition system for low/middle income households. Sustainable Cities and Society, 45, 172-186.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 28, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 22, 2018
Publication Date Feb 1, 2019
Deposit Date Dec 10, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2019
Journal Sustainable Cities and Society
Print ISSN 2210-6707
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 45
Pages 172-186
Keywords energy poverty, energy access, electricity mobility, household comfort, least-cost
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