Engineering >> Industrial & Management SystemsOptimum Location of a Power Plantby Evens Lambert
Submitted : Fall 2011 The goal for this engineering project is to determine the optimal location (x,y) of the power plant that will minimize the total cost of transmission, and that's exactly what I wanted to do. How I wanted to accomplish that is to set up a cost function, take its derivative respect to its variables, and set those equations equal to zero to solve for the variables. The value of the variables will give me the x and y coordinates of the power plant where it will minimize the total cost of transmission lines. The result that I obtained for this project is that in order to minimize the cost of transmission lines, the optimal location of the power plant should be located at (17.493,15.986). I found that the location of the power plant does vary with cost ratio. The location doesn't change much but it does change.
