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Participatory Routing of Electric Power Transmission Lines Using the EP-AMIS GIS/Multicriteria Evaluation Methodology
Proceedings of the 10th International GeoMultimedia Symposium CORP2005
  • Keiron Bailey, University of Arizona
  • Ted H. Grossardt, University of Kentucky
  • Ward Jewell, Wichita State University
Abstract

The North American electric transmission network was developed under the guidance of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) to enhance the reliability of electricity supply. The network also allows sale and marketing of electric power by one utility to another. Electricity marketing has taken on a much more prominent role with restructuring of the electric utility industry. As a result, long-distance sales of electric power have greatly increased the loading of some transmission lines, and have led to congestion on the transmission network. Recent system failures such as the northeast blackout of 2003 have highlighted the need for increased capacity. While some upgrades of existing infrastructure will be undertaken, some of this capacity must be provided through new transmission lines.

Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Notes/Citation Information

Published in Proceedings of the 10th International GeoMultimedia Symposium CORP2005. p.137-142.

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Citation Information
Keiron Bailey, Ted H. Grossardt and Ward Jewell. "Participatory Routing of Electric Power Transmission Lines Using the EP-AMIS GIS/Multicriteria Evaluation Methodology" Proceedings of the 10th International GeoMultimedia Symposium CORP2005 (2005) p. 137 - 142
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ted_grossardt/52/