Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Center

Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

The Worcester EcoTarium has been producing its own power since 1971. Due to safety and financial reasons, the need to connect to the public grid has arisen. By calculating current and future costs for both above and below ground transmission wires, we were able to recommend an underground connection. Connecting underground best fits the needs of the EcoTarium because having the backup is necessary, and the rebate potential will help alleviate any capital costs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center

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