Location of an Electric Substation in the Kootokrom Township, Sunyani Municipality (An Application of Prim’s Algorithm and P-Median Method)

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In Ghana, electricity consumption has been growing at 10 to 15 percent per annum for the last two decades. It is projected that the average demand growth over the next decade will be about six percent per year. As a result, consumption of electricity will considerably increase. The projected electricity growth assumption has profound economic, financial, social and environmental implications for the country. The aspirations of developing countries for higher living standards can only be satisfied through sustained development of their electric power markets as part of their basic infrastructure. There is therefore the need to establish an elaborate and extensive transportation system to efficiently and effectively move electricity from producing regions to consumption regions. The aim of this thesis is to locate an electric substation at the appropriate site in the Kootokrom Township and to model optimally, the connection of electric cables. Prim’s algorithm and P-median method have been used to realize an electric cable length of 1,642,027m and node 21 as the minimum connector and the best location respectively.
A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Master of Science degree in Industrial Mathematics, November-2013