Simulating Power Distribution Network In Nigeria - The Ikpoba-Hill District Network As A Case Study
G. I. Ighalo, A. A. Williams
Keywords:- data, distribution, GIS, GPS, map, network.
ABSTRACT:- The difficulty encountered by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in the distribution of the insufficient electrical energy generated, has led to this research. Ikpoba-hill network is one of the busiest and high demand networks in Nigeria. It is a 33/11 KV substation which experiences blackout especially with the many industries within its area of jurisdiction. The non availability of proper location as well as details about the transmission lines, poles and transformers calls for concern. To simulate the power distribution network, the Geographical information system (GIS) and the Global positioning system (GPS) techniques were used. Through the use of the GIS, consumer indexing (CI) can effectively be made to manage information on distribution of electricity to consumers and information describing the attributes of each consumer such as location, consumption pattern, the various circuit connections, feeders, etc. Both the geometric data and attribute data collected are entered into the system through MS Excel and later exported into Arc View. Results of the study, show how low loss reduction strategy can be formulated for the Ikpoba-hill network and hence for Nigeria.
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