An extension of the PROMETHEE method for decision making in fuzzy environment: Ranking of alternative energy exploitation projects. (English) Zbl 0976.90050

Summary: In the decision making process for the development of local resources, a number of factors, sometimes conflicting, have to be considered. Multicriteria decision making procedures are widely applied today to ensure a rigorous analysis. In this presentation a multicriteria method of ranking alternative projects, PROMETHEE, is extended to deal with fuzzy input data. The method is applied for the evaluation and ranking of alternative energy exploitation schemes of a low temperature geothermal field. It is demonstrated that this approach is more realistic and produces a more reliable ranking for problems, such as the evaluation of alternative energy exploitation scenarios, where the input data are not well defined.


90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
90C70 Fuzzy and other nonstochastic uncertainty mathematical programming
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