Exclude Customers Near Line


The purpose of this tool is to identify households that might not have access to electricity. The assumption is that households located far from a distribution line are likely to lack electricity.

It is important to note that proximity to a transmission line does not mean the household has access to electricity because transmission lines are designed to carry power at high voltages across large distances. A substation with a step-down transformer is required to step-down the voltage for use by a consumer.

Tool Arguments

  • Building Points or Polygons
  • Distribution Lines (Not Transmission Lines)
  • Buffer Distance from Distribution Line in Kilometers = 1 km by default

Result Properties

  • Selected Building Points or Polygons that are Located Outside the Distribution Line Buffer