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Decision support system for regional electricity planning

Ramachandra, TV and George, Vince and Vamsee, Krishna S (2006) Decision support system for regional electricity planning. In: Energy Education Science and Technology, 17 (1). pp. 7-25.

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Electricity appears to be the energy carrier of choice for modern economics since growth in electricity has outpaced growth in the demand for fuels. A decision maker (DM) for accurate and efficient decisions in electricity distribution requires the sector wise and location wise electricity consumption information to predict the requirement of electricity. In this regard, an interactive computer-based Decision Support System (DSS) has been developed to compile, analyse and present the data at disaggregated levels for regional energy planning. This helps in providing the precise information needed to make timely decisions related to transmission and distribution planning leading to increased efficiency and productivity. This paper discusses the design and implementation of a DSS, which facilitates to analyse the consumption of electricity at various hierarchical levels (division, taluk, sub division, feeder) for selected periods. This DSS is validated with the data of transmission and distribution systems of Kolar district in Karnataka State, India.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Energy Education Science and Technology
Keywords: Electricity planning;Decision Support System (DSS);Geographic Information System (GIS);Transmission and distribution losses; Optimal routing
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 11:30
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2011 11:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42472

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