GIS/GPS Integration in Electric Power Distribution Automation.
要旨In the present era of restructuring and modernization of electric power utilities, the applications of GIS/GPS technology in power industry are growing and covering several technical and management activities. Electric power distribution system has not been developed according to the planned program resulting in uneconomical utilization of funds, commercial loss and poor service to the consumers. This paper proposes integration of GIS/GPS with load flow algorithm to analyze the power flows and losses in the distribution networks. The maps of distribution lines and road network are drawn using Leica GIS-5 instrument and drawings are exported to Arc View GIS 8.3 environment. This paper also highlights the application of GIS in IIT Kanpur (India) electricity distribution network with a special emphasis on GIS integration with distribution automation.