GIS (QGIS) for Electrical Network Planning and Design Introduction

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In the dynamic realm of electrical engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have emerged as essential tools for optimizing the planning and design of electrical networks. This course is meticulously crafted to immerse participants in the world of GIS, with a specific focus on its practical applications in electrical network planning and design using QGIS software. Through a blend of theoretical foundations and hands-on exercises, participants will gain proficiency in leveraging GIS technology to visualize spatial data, analyze network performance, and make informed decisions. By the course's conclusion, participants will possess the skills and confidence to seamlessly integrate GIS into their electrical engineering projects, paving the way for more efficient and effective network planning and design.


10 Days

Target Audience

  • Electrical engineers and technicians involved in network planning and design
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their skills in GIS for electrical engineering
  • Researchers interested in the application of GIS in electrical networks
  • Consultants and contractors involved in electrical infrastructure projects
  • Government officials and policymakers in the energy sector

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the basics of GIS and its relevance to electrical network planning
  • Gain proficiency in using QGIS software for network design and analysis
  • Learn to integrate spatial data with electrical network design principles
  • Develop skills in creating and managing GIS databases for electrical networks
  • Apply GIS techniques to optimize electrical network planning and design processes

Module 1: Introduction to GIS for Electrical Network Planning

  • Basic concepts of GIS and its application in electrical engineering
  • Overview of QGIS software and its interface
  • Importing and managing spatial data for network planning
  • Understanding coordinate systems and projections
  • Introduction to spatial analysis tools in QGIS

Module 2: Data Collection and Processing for Electrical Networks

  • Techniques for collecting and digitizing spatial data
  • Quality assurance and data validation for network planning
  • Georeferencing and digitizing existing network infrastructure
  • Data processing and integration with GIS software
  • Creating attribute tables for spatial data management

Module 3: Spatial Analysis for Network Optimization

  • Network analysis tools in QGIS for route optimization
  • Buffering and proximity analysis for network planning
  • Spatial interpolation techniques for predicting network behavior
  • Overlay analysis for identifying optimal network locations
  • Cost analysis and modeling in GIS for network optimization

Module 4: Network Design and Layout in QGIS

  • Creating and editing network features in QGIS
  • Designing network layouts for optimal performance
  • Incorporating industry standards and regulations in network design
  • Using QGIS plugins for advanced network design tasks
  • Documenting and exporting network designs from QGIS

Module 5: GIS Database Management for Electrical Networks

  • Designing and implementing GIS databases for electrical networks
  • Data modeling and schema design for network management
  • Database connectivity with QGIS for data editing and updating
  • Versioning and data synchronization in GIS databases
  • Backup and recovery strategies for GIS databases

Module 6: Visualization and Reporting in QGIS

  • Creating thematic maps for visualizing electrical network data
  • Using symbology and labeling techniques in QGIS
  • Generating reports and presentations from GIS data
  • Incorporating external data sources for enhanced visualization
  • Exporting maps and reports from QGIS for sharing and collaboration

Module 7: Network Performance Analysis with GIS

  • Analyzing network performance using spatial data
  • Identifying bottlenecks and capacity constraints in electrical networks
  • Modeling network behavior under different scenarios
  • Using GIS for predictive maintenance and outage management
  • Integrating real-time data with GIS for performance monitoring

Module 8: Risk Assessment and Resilience Planning

  • Using GIS for risk assessment in electrical networks
  • Identifying vulnerable areas and assets in the network
  • Developing resilience strategies based on GIS analysis
  • Incorporating climate change and environmental factors in risk assessment
  • Creating emergency response plans using GIS data

Module 9: Regulatory Compliance and Standards

  • Understanding regulatory requirements for electrical network planning
  • Compliance with industry standards and guidelines
  • Using GIS to ensure regulatory compliance in network design
  • Documenting and reporting compliance measures in GIS
  • Integrating GIS with asset management systems for compliance monitoring

Module 10: Case Studies and Practical Applications

  • Real-world examples of GIS applications in electrical network planning
  • Case studies of successful network design projects using GIS
  • Hands-on exercises using QGIS for network planning and design
  • Group projects simulating real-world network design scenarios
  • Best practices and lessons learned from GIS implementations in the energy sector

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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).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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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 Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

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