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Energy Planning Tools

  1. Village Level Microgrid Site Placement Risk Analysis
  2. Customer Level Grid Extension Pole Layout Through Least Cost Optimization
  3. Customer Level Microgrid Site Placement Through Least Cost Optimization
  4. Customer Level Microgrid Pole Layout Through Least Cost Optimization
  5. Customer Level Microgrid Equipment Layout Through Least Cost Optimization
  6. Customer Settlement Polygon Acquisition
  7. Customer Building Polygon Acquisition
  8. Electric Utility Asset Digitization for Power System Modelling

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  • All plans include 1 hour of Guided Training using your own datasets and Basic Technical Support for platform and tool issues.
  • Priority Technical Support is available for prioritized feature requests.
  • Additional Guided Training using your own datasets is available on request.

1. Village Level Microgrid Site Placement Risk Analysis

  • Forecast how a country's electricity infrastructure will mature in thirty years after projecting village electricity demand and technology costs.
  • Stay up-to-date on villages where microgrids are at risk of competing with grid extension.
  • Identify villages suitable for solar microgrid.
  • Override up to 289 intermediate variables on a village by village basis.
  • Recommend the least cost electrification strategy for each village by comparing levelized cost of electricity across the following technologies: Grid Extension, Diesel Mini Grid, Solar Mini Grid, Solar Home System.

Required: Village Points and Village Populations

Optional: Existing Grid Lines

Tool Access Per Region

Optimize Rural Electrification Technology Choice

2. Customer Level Grid Extension Pole Layout Through Least Cost Optimization

  • Save money on poles by optimizing the spatial layout of your grid extension.
  • Save time by starting with computationally optimized pole layouts.
  • Harness optimization algorithms to uncover multiple optimal pole configurations.
  • Optimize the placement of service drop poles and distribution poles along roads and around obstacles.

Required: Village Points or Customer Polygons

Optional: Roads, Pole Obstacles, Line Obstacles, Existing Grid Lines

Tool Access Per Region

Optimize Least Cost Grid Extension Overview

Optimize Least Cost Grid Extension Detail

3. Customer Level Microgrid Site Placement Through Least Cost Optimization

  • Identify the best cluster of households for installing a microgrid.
  • See optimal clusters ranked by capital cost per household.
  • Optimize greenfield microgrid site placement by capital cost per building.

Required: Building Points

Tool Access Per Region

4. Customer Level Microgrid Pole Layout Through Least Cost Optimization

  • Save money on poles by optimizing the spatial layout of your microgrid.
  • Save time by starting with computationally optimized pole layouts.
  • Harness optimization algorithms to uncover multiple optimal pole configurations.
  • Optimize the placement of service drop poles and distribution poles along roads and around obstacles.
  • Ensure that your microgrid respects battery to customer distance constraints.

Required: Customer Points or Customer Polygons

Optional: Roads, Pole Obstacles, Line Obstacles, Existing Microgrid Lines

Tool Access Per Site

Optimize Greenfield Microgrid Pole Placement Options

Optimize Greenfield Microgrid Pole Placement Detail

5. Customer Level Microgrid Equipment Layout Through Least Cost Optimization

  • Ensure that your microgrid meets coverage constraints for wifi routers
  • Save money on expensive equipment by optimizing the placement of solar panels, wifi routers, street lamps, power meters and tall poles to maximize coverage and minimize cost.

Required: Pole Points, Battery Points

Tool Access Per Site

6. Customer Settlement Polygon Acquisition

  • Get an up-to-date list of village locations in your region of interest.
  • Locate villages as polygons.
  • Estimate village populations.

Required: Region Polygons

Tool Access Per Square Kilometer

7. Customer Building Polygon Acquisition

  • Get an up-to-date list of potential customer locations in your region of interest.
  • Locate buildings as polygons.
  • Estimate customer ability to pay.

Required: Region Polygons

Tool Access Per Square Kilometer

8. Electric Utility Asset Digitization for Power System Modelling

  • Create a spatial database of your electricity distribution network that is compatible with freely available systems for power system analysis.
  • Analyze potential physical and cyber vulnerabilities.
  • Compare your asset profile against benchmarks.

Platform Access Per User