%0 Journal Article
	%A N. Rezaee and  M Nayeripour and  A. Roosta and  T. Niknam
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 36, 2009
	%T Role of GIS in Distribution Power Systems
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13968
	%V 36
	%X With the prevalence of computer and development of information technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have long used for a variety of applications in electrical engineering. GIS are designed to support the analysis, management, manipulation and mapping of spatial data. This paper presents several usages of GIS in power utilities such as automated route selection for the construction of new power lines which uses a dynamic programming model for route optimization, load forecasting and optimizing planning of substation-s location and capacity with comprehensive algorithm which involves an accurate small-area electric load forecasting procedure and simulates the different cost functions of substations.

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