Principles of the EP-AMIS GIS/multicriteria methodology for participatory electric power transmission line routing

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Abstract

Geospatial Decision Support Systems (GeoDSS) use a spatial data infrastructure and presentation medium such as GIS to promote collaborative analytic decision making. This paper describes the logical principles and application of a GeoDSS methodology employed for multistakeholder electric power transmission line routing. Layered spatial data are aggregated in ArcGIS for environmental, engineering, visibility and other criteria. A twotiered Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to identify and weight decision criteria. A participatory Delphi approach is used to compose the hierarchy and weight its features. AHP decision weights are calculated using element values and then integrated using a global criterion of impedance. GIS scripts integrate the data layers and generate a summary impedance surface that captures engineering, cultural, social and economic values. This GeoDSS is termed Enhanced Participatory Analytic Minimum Impedance Surface (EP-AMIS). EP-AMIS permits a range of simulations to be performed including spatial sensitivity analyses to evaluate corridor routing options quantitatively and model dynamic changes. EP-AMIS mobilizes the principles of distributive justice in a GeoDSS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2006 - Proceedings
Pages385-388
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2006Nov 1 2006

Publication series

Name2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2006 - Proceedings

Other

Other2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/29/0611/1/06

Keywords

  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Geographic information systems
  • Optimization
  • Routing
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Bailey, K. (2006). Principles of the EP-AMIS GIS/multicriteria methodology for participatory electric power transmission line routing. In 2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2006 - Proceedings (pp. 385-388). [4075781] (2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, PSCE 2006 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/PSCE.2006.296342