Offshore Wind Farming Problem


In this example, we solve the problem of how to minimize the cost of laying underwater cables to collect electricity produced by an offshore wind farm. We construct a mixed-integer programming (MIP) model of this problem, implement this model in the Gurobi Python API, and compute an optimal solution.

This modeling example is at the beginner level, where we assume that you know Python and that you have some knowledge about building mathematical optimization models.



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Offshore Wind Farming Problem