Cluster Buildings into Mini Grids


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The purpose of this tool is to optimize the placement of a mini grid site by ranking potential clusters of buildings.

Although the initial version of this tool ranked potential mini grid sites by cost per connection, we would also like to encourage models that rank sites by other criteria.

Tool Arguments

Customers

  • Electricity Meters Locations = Building Locations

Service Drops

  • Minimum Number of Electricity Meters per Service Drop Pole
  • Maximum Number of Electricity Meters per Service Drop Pole
  • Service Drop Line Cost per Meter
  • Maximum Service Drop Line Length in Meters

Distribution Lines

  • Low Voltage Distribution Line Cost per Meter

Battery

  • Minimum Number of Electricity Meters per Battery
  • Maximum Number of Electricity Meters per Battery
  • Maximum Distance of each Pole from the Battery as measured along the distribution line

Result Properties

  • Clusters of Electricity Meters Ranked by Cost per Connection
  • Clusters of Electricity Meters Ranked by Another Metric