Growing social concern about the environmental impact of economic development has drawn attention to the need to integrate environmental criteria into energy decision-making problems. This has made electricity planning issues more complex given the multiplicity of objectives and decision-makers involved in the decision making process. This paper proposes a methodology that combines several multi-criteria methods to address electricity planning problems within a realistic context. The method is applied to an electricity planning exercise in Spain with a horizon time set for the year 2030. The model includes the following objectives: total cost, CO2, SO2 and NOx emissions as well as the amount of radioactive waste produced. An efficient social compromise between these conflicting objectives is obtained.
Keywords: Multiple criteria decision making; energy; environmental studies; compromise programming
Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil WoS: 2.175 - Q2 (2019)
Referencia DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2600944
Publicado en papel: Junio 2000.
P. Linares, C. Romero. A multiple criteria decision making approach for electricity planning in Spain: economic versus environmental objectives. Journal of the Operational Research Society. vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 736-743, Junio 2000.