A Review of electricity tariffs and enabling solutions to optimize energy billing at the university centre of Tipaza, Algeria

Authors

  • Djamel Eddine Tourqui
  • Mohamed Bey
  • Rostom Khalef

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54021/seesv5n1-063

Keywords:

Electricity cost, electricity tariff, reactive power, optimization, Tipaza University Center

Abstract

The subject of our study follows the guidelines of our Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, who promotes bringing universities closer to the user sector. This document addresses the need to optimize the use of electricity in order to reduce energy bills, highlighting the case of the Morsli Abdellah university center in Tipaza (ARGELIA), which has faced a significant increase in its electricity costs in recent years. To tackle this problem, the center's professors and specialists are carrying out numerous scientific investigations aimed at finding applied solutions to reduce energy expenditure in order to improve the budget situation. First, we collected information on electricity consumption. Then we proceeded to establish a balance of power that allowed us to target potential sources of energy savings. Then, energy efficiency solutions. The main objective of the study is to optimize the use of electricity within the center, thereby reducing costs. The analysis of historical consumption data guides the implementation of specific strategies, including the choice of optimal prices and power analysis. The study brings significant results, recommending tariff readjustments, a reduction in available power and the installation of reactive energy compensation devices. The study recommends strategic changes to correct inefficiencies, such as changing prices, reducing available power and installing reactive compensation devices. The results suggest notable savings by eliminating costs associated with reactive energy and aligning the energy bill with actual consumption. These specific actions demonstrate the possibility of significantly optimizing energy management in an institutional context, with financial and ecological benefits.

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2024-04-17

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Tourqui, D. E., Bey, M., & Khalef, R. (2024). A Review of electricity tariffs and enabling solutions to optimize energy billing at the university centre of Tipaza, Algeria. STUDIES IN ENGINEERING AND EXACT SCIENCES, 5(1), 1205–1230. https://doi.org/10.54021/seesv5n1-063