GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution


The GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies in the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution systems. The course will cover a wide range of topics, including GIS data management, spatial analysis techniques, network planning, asset management, and renewable energy integration. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical experience in applying GIS tools and techniques to real-world power system challenges.


10 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers and power systems engineers
  • GIS professionals and technicians
  • Utility managers and planners
  • Energy consultants and analysts
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their skills in GIS for power systems
  • Decision-makers involved in electric power transmission and distribution
  • Individuals interested in renewable energy integration in power systems

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the role of GIS in electric power transmission and distribution systems.
  • Learn how to effectively manage GIS data for power systems.
  • Gain proficiency in spatial analysis techniques for network planning and design.
  • Explore the integration of GIS with utility applications for enhanced performance.
  • Develop skills in electrical network design, optimization, and asset management using GIS.
  • Understand the importance of GIS in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy integration.
  • Learn best practices in GIS project management for electric power systems.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to GIS Mapping in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution

  • Overview of electric power systems
  • Role of GIS in electric power transmission and distribution
  • Basic concepts of GIS mapping and spatial analysis
  • Importance of GIS in utility asset management
  • Case studies showcasing GIS applications in power systems

Module 2: GIS Data Management for Electric Power Systems

  • Data sources and acquisition for GIS in power systems
  • Data quality and standards in GIS for electric power systems
  • Data integration and interoperability
  • Geodatabases and data modeling for electric power systems
  • GIS data maintenance and updates

Module 3: Spatial Analysis for Electric Power Network Planning

  • Network planning and design using GIS
  • Load flow analysis and capacity planning
  • Optimal route selection for transmission lines and substations
  • Site suitability analysis for new infrastructure
  • GIS-based risk assessment and mitigation planning

Module 4: Spatial Analysis for Utility Electrical Network Management

  • Techniques for expanding utility electrical networks
  • Planning for new utility connections
  • Integration of GIS technologies with utility applications (e.g., ONESAIT)
  • Electrical network design and optimization
  • GIS-based distribution system planning

Module 5: Electrical Network Design and Optimization

  • Principles of electrical network design
  • Optimization techniques for network performance
  • GIS-based tools for network design and optimization
  • Case studies of successful network design projects
  • Future trends in electrical network design and optimization

Module 6: Spatial Analysis for Asset Management

  • Asset inventory and mapping using GIS
  • Condition assessment and maintenance planning
  • Asset lifecycle management
  • Integration of GIS with asset management systems
  • Case studies of GIS-based asset management in power systems

Module 7: Spatial Analysis for Energy Efficiency

  • Energy consumption analysis using GIS
  • Demand-side management using GIS
  • GIS-based energy audits
  • Optimization of energy distribution using GIS
  • Case studies of energy efficiency projects using GIS

Module 8: GIS for Renewable Energy Integration

  • Mapping renewable energy resources using GIS
  • Integration of renewable energy sources into the grid
  • GIS-based site selection for renewable energy projects
  • Impact assessment of renewable energy integration using GIS
  • Case studies of GIS in renewable energy integration

Module 9: GIS Project Management for Electric Power Systems

  • Project planning and scoping for GIS projects in power systems
  • Budgeting and resource allocation
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Project monitoring and evaluation

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
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