Faculty Advisor

Menides, Laura Jehn

Faculty Advisor

Woods, Douglas W.


This report was prepared for the Colegio Tecnologico del Municipio de San Juan. The objective was to suggest an alternative to purchasing electrical power from the local utility. Data was collected on every aspect of the alternatives. Budgeting information and investment costs were found. The team performed a cost analysis that compared the long-term cost of purchasing all power to the cost of multiple alternatives. We also performed interviews that investigated the concerns of faculty about power generation and future Colegio growth. Finally, the team used a decision matrix that led to recommendations towards the best alternative for the Colegio as well as suggestions for future studies in the area of alternate energy resources.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies