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GIS in Energy Course


GIS is a computer-based tool for the storage, manipulation, and analysis of geographically referenced information. It is a system of hardware and software used for performing multiple functions related to geographic data. Providing energy sector organizations with access to complete information significantly reduces project delays, administrative costs, cost of compliance, and ensures that project management is conducted more effectively.

It is for this reason, that we present you this training on GIS and remote sensing for energy to equip the professionals involved in the energy sector with skills that will aid proper management of the energy resources.


10  Days


The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English.


The class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure that each participant has the opportunity to interact with the facilitator. The training may be cancelled if there are less than five participants.


  • To introduce GIS and Remote Sensing in energy sector.
  • To expose participants to Data design and Geodatabases
  • To demonstrate to the participants how a GIS software works
  • To develop a sound basis for understanding the application of GIS in Energy through case studies


Module 1: Introduction and definitions of key concepts

  • Introduction to GIS in Energy
  • Introduction to GIS software
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Working with a GIS software
  • Introduction to GPS
  • GPS data collection
  • GPS data download

Module 2: GIS Data management

  • Data sources in GIS for Energy
  • Data Acquisition
  • Working with a GIS software
  • Gathering data using mobile phones
  • Working with data from different sources
  • Data design and Geodatabases
  • Integrating GPS data into GIS

Module 3:  Mapping

  • Site suitability mapping
  • Consumer service line mapping and asset
  • Digitization of electrical network assets
    •    Optimum route selection
    •    GIS based distribution system planning
    •    Role of GIS in preventing power pilferage
    •    Role of GIS as decision support system in power transmission

Module 4: Analysis

  • Network analysis
  • Buffering
  • clipping: Point, Line, Area buffers
  • Vector Analysis
  • Distribution systems analysis
  • Creating geometric network
  • Editing network features
  • Controlling network behavior
  • Network analysis
  • Editing network features
  • Example using water utilities

Module 5

  • Surface Analysis
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
  • Contouring, Hill Shading and Perspective View (3D viewing)
  • Slope and Aspect Analysis
  • Case studies: Electricity distribution




The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training will be held at IRES Training centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 9th September 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  • Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to thecommencement date.
  • No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.


This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 16-09-2019
Event End Date 27-09-2019
Cut off date 09-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 150,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,646
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,867
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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