Place Distribution Poles 20181010-1000

Run this computational tool to place the following components of a grid:

  • Distribution Poles
  • Distribution Lines

The algorithm makes the following optimizations:

  • Place distribution poles near roads when it is more cost effective to do so.
  • Avoid pole obstacles when placing distribution poles.
  • Avoid line obstacles when placing distribution lines.

Relevant Industries

  • Energy > Grid

Target Applications

  • Grid Extension Design

Pricing Notes

  • Pricing is on a per-site basis.
  • Please contact billing@crosscompute.com for special rates.

Usage Notes

  • Choose a sufficient amount of memory and time to run the algorithm.
  • You can influence the algorithm to put more poles near roads by increasing Off Road Cost Multiplier.
  • It is a good idea to run the algorithm multiple times because random sampling will generate slightly different results.

Acknowledgments

Thank you to the following groups that made this work possible:

Geography

The algorithm expects an attribute called demand or demand_in_kwh_per_day for each customer or pole.

  • Customers must be polygons or points.
  • Roads must be lines.
  • Pole obstacles must be polygons.
  • Line obstacles must be polygons.
  • Poles must be points.
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iddemand_in_kwh_per_day
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9.08.0
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5.03.0
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7.05.0
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3
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idcustomer_countdemand_in_kwh_per_day
6.02.015.0
0.01.050.0
5.01.03.0
3.01.050.0
8.01.08.0
2.01.050.0
7.01.05.0
4.01.050.0
1.01.050.0
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