Abstract for: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MODELLING FOR THE NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA, NIGERIA
Key Words: Energy Modelling, Energy Supply, Valuation, Life Cycle Analysis, Energy Demand, Climate Change, Airport Operations Abstract: The resultant effect of ever growing Abuja airport is increasing passenger, freight and aircraft movements creating challenges in operating sustainably more important than ever especially with regards to providing electrical energy security for the airport. At the moment, the airport depends on energy supplied from the national grid as well as from diesel generating sets. The generating sets provide about 50% of the total consumption which enhances energy security at great cost. Energy security is a determinant of the ability of the airport to generate economic benefits to the country which in turn could affect the number of people travelling by air and affecting energy usage at the airport and then affecting energy security again. Renewable energy could tackle energy security issue and enhance emissions control hence reducing airport’s impact on climate change. Natural gas could also be used as a bridge to stable energy and reduced emissions and will be considered in this study. The Energy-economy-environment model (known as the 3E framework) is considered suitable modelling framework to examine the sustainable energy security issues of the Abuja airport.