Energy Demand Model for Road Transport of Petroleum Products between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Ngure, Samuel Maina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-26T10:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-26T10:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-26
dc.identifier.other acc no. 118620
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1581
dc.description Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment for the Degree of Masters of Science in Energy Technology in the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract The issue of analyzing and predicting transport energy demand is crucial for the government and industry stakeholders. Planners and decision-makers use models to determine local conformity and areas of development. However not much has been done to estimate the transport energy demand and expected demand trends in the coming years of enhanced economic growth leading to the Kenya Vision 2030. This was largely due to lack of necessary data, appropriate models, qualified personnel and required institutions. The goal of this research is to develop an energy demand model for estimating energy demand for road cargo transport for the distribution of petroleum products between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya. The model can be used to play a powerful role in shaping policy by identifying emerging problems, pinpointing areas for energy savings and providing a context within which to judge alternative policy option. To achieve this goal the study used a number of methodologies including: a field survey where data was collected using structured random questionnaires, observations, face to face interviews and focal group discussions. The secondary data were obtained from government departments. Both were analyzed using SPSS11.5 while C++ was used built the functions on Excel spread sheet and presented inform of graphs and simulation. This research used the data obtained from field survey to determine the amount of fuel consumed annually for distribution of petroleum products. Three models were developed namely fuel consumption model, trip production model and energy demand model. The models established that if the trucks can be driven at an average speed of 70 to 75 kilometres per hour in Kenya maximum energy savings can be achieved. Finally the study recommends other models to be developed in the other roads and towns. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This thesis has been submitted for examination with our approval as University supervisors. Signature…………………………………………….… Date: ………………………….. Prof. Joseph Thigithu Mailutha JKUAT, KENYA Signature……………………………………………….. Date: …………………………. Francis Xavier Ochieng JKUAT, KENYA en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries MSc. Energy Technology;2014
dc.title Energy Demand Model for Road Transport of Petroleum Products between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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