Optimize Mini Grid Distribution Pole Layout


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The purpose of this tool is to optimize the placement of mini grid distribution poles. This differs from the placement of grid extension poles because each pole must be within a maximum distance from the battery as measured along the distribution line.

  • Limit the maximum distance of a pole to the battery.
  • Connect as many service drop poles as possible.
  • Minimize the number of distribution poles.
  • Do not place poles in buildings.
  • Do not place poles in pole obstacles.
  • Do not place lines across buildings.
  • Do not place lines across line obstacles.
  • Place poles along roads if it is more cost effective to do so.

Tool Arguments

  • Service Drop Poles
  • Road Lines where Poles should be placed
  • Obstacles where Poles cannot be placed
  • Obstacles where Lines cannot be placed
  • Maximum Distance of a Pole to the Battery as measured along the distribution line

Result Properties

  • Distribution Pole Points
  • Distribution Lines