MCDA and energy planning. (English) Zbl 1072.90016

Figueira, José (ed.) et al., Multiple criteria decision analysis. State of the art surveys. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 0-387-23067-X/hbk). International Series in Operations Research & Management Science 78, 859-897 (2005).
Summary: The growing environmental awareness and the apparent conflict between economic and environmental objectives was the main impetus that pushed energy planners during the early eighties towards the use of MCDA methods. Thereafter, the rapid changes and the increasing complexity of the energy market gave rise to further methodological developments. Although the energy market restructuring and ongoing liberalization seemed to restrict the purpose for centralized energy decisions, they added new dimensions in energy planning. Increasing competition along with the prerequisite for sustainability have broadened the energy application field by bringing out new challenges for the development of integrated multicriteria and multi-stakeholders approaches also taking uncertainty into consideration. This paper aims at illustrating the evolution of MCDA approaches, in the context of the emerging problems faced by energy planners and other stake-holders involved in energy-related decision situations, one of the most active and exciting areas of application of MCDA models and methods.
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90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives