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Power Grid Corridor Modelling for Efficient Electricity Distribution in Communities of Damaturu Nigeria Using GIS
Article Category: Geological Science
Author: Bala-Geidam M.,Badema A,Shuaibu, M. A
Abstract: This study focused on modelling of power grid corridor using geographic information system (GIS). The objectives are to map and evaluate the communities and existing Substations on national Grid with the aim of modelling new substations source for effective power distribution in the study area. The mapping of positions of the substations and communities around the grid was achieved using Etrex 10 handheld GPS receiver and the evaluation was carried out using the Location allocation analysis of ArcGIS 10.3. The result of the model reveals that ten (10) out of the thirty-two (32) communities found were on the national grid while eight (8) distribution substations out of the ten (10) communities were discovered during location-allocation analysis. Consequently, the pattern of distribution of the substations was found to be random but optimal and least cost. Hence, the result of this study will certainly make electricity distribution efficient in the study area and hence recommended for use by all stakeholders.
Keyword: Modelling, Location Allocation Analysis,GIS, Power Grid.
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