Gis for Distribution Network Management:
You are well aware of the problems facing the distribution utilities to meet the day-to-day requirements of the power consumers, like as system management for quality power with minimum losses, monitoring of AT&C losses, optimum inventory management, managing a proper customer complaints and grievance system, effective workforce utilization, etc. The day- to-day challenges before distribution utilities in the country include lack of updating of dynamic data uniformly throughout the utility (since data is created by meter readers/line men), lack of correct consumer data base, non- availability of MIS for middle and top management, that leads to faulty planning, consumer hardships and revenue leakages, non-feasibility of energy audit, delays in project implementation, etc. therefore, utilities urgently required to address issues such as
1 Non-availability of network information, and consumer and technical database;
2 Non-existence of regular updating system;
3 Non-availability of any IT-enabled tool to provide the required analytical reports correctly and quickly; and
4 Non-existence of records of day-to-day changes in the system.
The distribution company cannot work efficiently and economically without the availability of consumer and technical database as analysis and improvement of the system will not be possible.