GEOSIM©, Rural Electrification

GEOSIM is a GIS based software designed for quickly creating highly interactive rural electrification planning scenarios.

Strengthened by a rich heritage based on rural electrification planning experiences and developped in several countries, GEOSIM is now used by numbers of organisations, consultant companies and public institutions in Asia and Africa. With a fully documented set of 4 main modules, GEOSIM has become the most innovative and powerful GIS based planning tool software exploiting all the power of the GIS capability.


GEOSIM offers various benefits to users:

- An easy-to-use graphical user interface that simplifies the management and publishing of rural electrification planning results.
- The customisation of every aspect of rural electrification scenarios and the rapid integration of specific parameters and hypothesis is today accessible to all.
- A wide range of renewable options is studied for rural electrification planning allowing a maximal flexibility to users for designing effective plans taking into account ground realities.

GEOSIM© A Geographic Information System (GIS) based Rural Electrification planning tool dedicated to electrification planning studies and identification of project portfolios.
Based on the upstream identification of development poles and load forecast, GEOSIM© selects priority projects within the targeted territory and proposes least cost electrification solutions among the following supply options: : grid extension, mini hydro, biomass, diesel, solar and wind hybrids...

A Geographic Information System (GIS) based Rural Electrification

planning tool dedicated to electrification planning studies and identification of project portfolios.
Based on the upstream identification of development poles and load forecast, GEOSIM© selects priority projects within the targeted territory and proposes least cost electrification solutions among the following supply options: : grid extension, mini hydro, biomass, diesel, solar and wind hybrids...

GEOSIM  methodology through its 4 main modules

  1. SPATIAL ANALYST©: Through the concepts of Development Poles and hinterlands (or attraction areas), GEOSIM Spatial Analyst® identifies and analyses settlements with high potential for social and economic development which should be electrified first, so as to maximise impact of rural electrification
    In the present situation of scarce resource and unprofitable rural electrification projects, GEOSIM Spatial Analyst® strives to optimise the mandatory public subsidy by targeting in priority projects which will benefit to the largest number of people through access to improved social services (health, education, drinking water, etc.) and local economic opportunities (business, employment, etc.).
  2. DEMAND ANALYST©: is an specialized tool for forecasting village or clsuter of village demand. By its "bottom-up" approach the model allows to predict reliable demand in the medium and long term. It can be used for both planning studies and feasibility studies. The tool is fully compatible with GEOSIM©software.
  3. NETWORK OPTIONS©: Before actually undertaking least-cost sizing of decentralised supply options, the Network Options® modules first defines the areas concerned by rural electrification, i.e. areas not likely to be connected to the grid in the near future. This forecast of the national grid network is done by either entering directly the forecasted grid extensions as input data, or by simulating the extension of the national grid, taking into account several possible constraints (distance to substations, investment budgets, available energy on the grid…). Then the module finds the best decentralised options to supply electricity to previously identified Development Poles and their surrounding settlements, using one of the following methods: Selected projects are those with the lowest actualized cost of electricity or technologies are ranked by preference.
  4. DISTRIBUTED ENERGY©:

SPATIAL ANALYST©

GEOSIM Spatial Analyst ®

- Ident ification and selection of development poles.
- Analysis of hinterlands and ranking of poles
- Ident ification of isolated set tlements

 

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Configuration minimale:
  • Logiciel SIG Manifold© compatible MAPINFO, ESRI, AUTOCAD…
  • Windows XP, 7
  • Plateforme .NET 4.0
Target Audience
Electrification agencies, Consulting companies, National utilities, National institutions and Ministries, Universities and technical training institutions
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