Power Transmission Atlas for the entire state of Gujarat is near completion

Power transmission Atlas using GIS and GPS positioning technologies for the state of Gujarat is near completion. Stesalit is implementing the project and would be one of the first Power Transmission Atlas for any state in India.

Kolkata, West Bengal, June 12, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- Over the last few decades, electricity consumption is growing at a CAGR of 5.7% in India according to the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The Government of India pegs the national transmission and distribution losses at around 24% for the year 2011 and has set a target of reducing it to 17.1% by 2017 and to 14.1% by 2022. At the same time, installation of new transmission lines is facing difficulty in getting environmental clearances. Consequently, it is becoming very important for the transmission companies to improve their efficiency using a GIS based power transmission atlas to analyze and select suitable sites, optimum paths, demographic profiles, and engineering design to get maximum benefits at the lowest cost with minimum environmental hazards.

Stesalit, a geospatial technology company from Kolkata, with its tie-up with Alabama based Intergraph is creating a GIS based electrical transmission map for the whole state of Gujarat, to hand it over to Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO). The 220 KV and 400 KV transmission lines have already been mapped by Stesalit. For each of the substation, a number of attributes like division, capacity, BUS details are being captured. For each of the tower point, attributes like geographic coordinates, make, height, soil strata, and several other attributes are being captured and updated on the web-based GIS portal for GETCO. The work for the 132 KV transmission line is on and would be completed soon.

Once complete, this will be the first Power Transmission Atlas for any state in India. NRSA Satellite images are being used as the Base Maps and Intergraph's Geomedia Application Software suite is being customized to develop the Multiuser Web Based Geo-portal. This Power Atlas would improve the speed of decision making, reduce the time and expenditure for maintenance, and would help in fast detection and diagnoses of issues, as this Power Transmission Atlas is integrated with a geospatial decision support system for the planners and engineers of GETCO and the policy makers of the state of Gujarat.

Notes to Editor

Incorporated in 1981, Stesalit is a vibrant group of more than 1000 professionals working in the field of core electromechanical and electronics product design and manufacturing, spatial data infrastructure solutions, GIS/IT Application and implementation, and major IT implementation services across different industry verticals.

Stesalit IT Services Group is a key driver in implementing large scale IT projects in government sector encompassing GIS, ERP, embedded system integration and also providing IT consultancy services.

Stesalit is launching a series of GPS enabled rugged handhelds, which would probably be the first rugged PDAs designed and manufactured in India.

The group is currently under final appraisal stage at SEI-CMM-Level III and is already certified as an ISO 9001-2008 organization for development of GIS based software applications.

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