Long term load forecasting is a prerequisite to efficient utility planning. Long term planning of guides a utility towards an economical and orderly expansion of the T&D system while assuring adequate and efficient service levels over the depreciative life of the facilities.
The factors that influence load growth vary widely amongst utilities. A range of factors, not limiting to, demographic changes, economic growth, industrialization rate, ground water, trade & commerce shifts, technological shifts influence load changes. The factors that influence developing countries are very different from that of advanced/developed countries.
GECE has extensive experience in conducting long term load forecast studies for power utilities and the portfolio of services includes
Long term master plan for T&D systems guides a utility towards an economical and orderly expansion of the T&D system while assuring adequate and efficient service levels over the depreciative life of the facilities. GECE has an ISO certification for Energy Consultancy services.
GECE Developed Long Term Master plans spanning 10 to 15 years for Distribution system in Urban and Rural centers by:
The Notable Projects successfully Executed are:
1. WB funded Long term capital investment Plan for 15 years up to year 2025for DHBVN, an Indian Utility, which supplies power to Gurugram and Faridabad Districts, thefastest growing suburbs of New Delhi, Capital ofIndia.
2. WB funded Rehabilitation and upgrading of Distribution network in Addis Ababa, DireDawa, Nazreth, Bahir Dar,Awassa, Jimma, Mekele and Dessie in Ethiopia.
3. DFID FundedMaster Plan for 3 districts in Madhya Pradesh, a state of India.
4. SECO funded Grid Intensification Project for 80 Rural towns in Upper East andUpper West Regions of NEDCO, Ghana.
5. USAID Funded DRUM project of Doddabalapur in Karnataka state and Umreth in Gujarat state, India.