International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 10, Part F (2016)
Structural analysis of power grid network and its nodal accessibility on the spatial disparities in economic development in the southern districts of West Bengal
Power Grid line is an important hard infrastructure and this contributes in stepping up towards economic development of any region. West Bengal also has well-knit power grid network. The power voltage used for commercial purposes in West Bengal ranges from 400 to 132 KV and this is called Power Transmission Line. There are districtwise disparities in the distribution of this network. This distributional bias is reflected through the network connectivity and nodal accessibility in different districts of West Bengal. The intra-district network connectivity has positive impact on the economic development. There is also unequal and imbalanced distribution of transmission lines in overall the state itself. Some nodes are getting priority on the basis of the degree of nodes on direct connectivity. Besides there is another important factor on the basis of the degree of interaction among different power grid lines i.e. Efficiency of power transmission is another important issue in economic development. The disparities in these entire network related issues are conspicuous in West Bengal. West Bengal is still lagging behind in the approach towards utilization of power in the commercial sector. The industrial regions in West Bengal also face different power related problems like inefficient power transmission, lacunae in network coverage, paucity of road lightening in the industrial belts etc. So an approach related to balanced distribution of network connectivity, accessibility, degree of nodes, efficient power transmission, un-interrupted power supply should be adopted in all over the districts. These will lead towards stable, continuous and balanced power transmission in near future.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Kundu, Ranjan Basu. Structural analysis of power grid network and its nodal accessibility on the spatial disparities in economic development in the southern districts of West Bengal. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(10):393-399.