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Electrical Power distribution is one of the most capital-intensive businesses. Arrangements for new expansions of the utility facilities normally require several years and needs long-term planning of at least 10-15 years in advance. Load forecasting has always been important for planning and operational decision conducted by utility companies.
OpenNIS Loadforecasting uses proven statistical techniques and stable algorithms for accurate load forecasting. Like most simulation-based load forecast programs, it is programmed with default start-up values that fit mainframe forecast situations, and in addition offers options for a different set-up and calibration as required by each particular utility. This helps to satisfy the critical need of a utility to get reliable and accurate representative data of loads under conditions which are specified as part of the T&D planning scenario and criteria.
OpenNIS Loadforecasting also
enables spatial resolution to identify and locate load
and growth trends on the GIS maps. By studying the spatial
trends, planners of the utility can determine when and
how much growth will deviate from the historical trends.
By adjusting the base data in the Scale factor window
in the application, the load forecasts can be extrapolated
to show future trends in both the OpenNIS
Schematics and OpenNIS GIS
operations to get a better perspective and make proper
appropriate plans. By locating the future load growth
on the GIS maps with the necessary spatial resolution,
OpenNIS can offer the planners
sufficient and accurate geographic precision to plan
the valid sitting of future T&D equipment.