1st Australian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Effect of Deploying Routing and Facility Location Methods on Power Transmission to Increase the Reliability of the Power Network and Minimize the Total Logistics Cost

Abdullah M. Alharbi
Publisher: IEOM Society International
0 Paper Citations
Track: Operations Management

Power generation, maintenance scheduling, and transmission have been a serious concern in the last few decades because of the high increase in power demand. Large electricity producing company is providing electricity to the most populated areas through both connected and non-connected power plants (PPs). This research discusses the most common issue of overhead power transmission lines in the western region. The main purpose of the study is to reduce the high-level power transmission cost by lessening the logistics expenses and by increasing the reliability of the power network. This problem is addressed by developing an algebraic framework for connecting different cities to a single loop having a minimum length between maintenance centers and setting up an appropriate number of teams. Furthermore, research also considers certain constraints for a more consistent and cost-effective transmission mechanism. For this purpose, western region cities are selected and the MLIP mechanism is used by feeding the MATLOG data for the current study. Research has contributed by proposing a certain number of maintenance centers and an appropriate number of teams by deploying an algorithmic solution for the data analysis and results. The study has found some constraints that need to be further investigated in future studies for better and more reliable results.


MATLOG, MLIP, Framework, etc.

Published in: 1st Australian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Sydney, Australia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: December 21-22, 2022

ISBN: 979-8-3507-0542-3
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767