Prioritizing sustainable electricity production technologies

MCDM approach

Dalia Štreimikienė, Tomas Baležentis, Irena Kriščiukaitienė, Alvydas Baležentis

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Abstract

Economic, technological, social, and political developments stressed the need for shifts in energy-mix. Therefore it is important to provide a rationale for sustainable decision making in energy policy. The aim of this paper is to develop the multi-criteria decision support framework for choosing the most sustainable electricity production technologies. Given selection of sustainable energy sources involves many conflicting criteria, multi-criteria decision methods MULTIMOORA and TOPSIS were employed for the analysis. The indicator system covering different approaches of sustainability was established. The analysis proved that the future energy policy should be oriented towards the sustainable energy technologies, namely water and solar thermal ones. It is the proposed multi-criteria assessment framework that can constitute a basis for further sub-regional optimization of sustainable energy policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3302-3311
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • Electricity production
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Sustainable energy

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Prioritizing sustainable electricity production technologies : MCDM approach. / Štreimikienė, Dalia; Baležentis, Tomas; Kriščiukaitienė, Irena; Baležentis, Alvydas.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 16, No. 5, 06.2012, p. 3302-3311.

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