GIS Applications in Management of Power Distribution Systems:
a.) Inventory of existing network.
b.) Easy access to network details.
c.) Easy access to consumer data.
d.) Data export for analysis and network improvement of the existing system.
e.) Load growth projection.
f.) Handling customer inquiries.
g.) Fault management.
h.) Planning of routine maintenance.
i.) Network extensions and optimization.
j.) "What if" analysis.
k.) Network reconfiguration.
l.) Improved revenue management.
m.) SCADA integration with GIS.
n.) Right of way and compensation.
Therefore, utilities should be equipped along with comprehensive IT roadmap to integrate GIS application along with other business processes. Fast, accurate and reliable data could be made available because of advances in the IT area along with GIS as a significant component unifying the geospatial data with the electrical data. This would also provide transparency in Distribution Management. The GIS environment hosts several presentation techniques which enable fast and accurate interpretation of results from power flow results to short circuit analysis. Proper selection and implementation of GIS will enable the Distribution Company to reap many benefits.