Evaluation of renewable energy projects using multi-criteria approach

Arif Malik, Mohammed Al Badi, Abdullah Al Kahali, Younis Al Nabhani, Alwarith Al Bahri, Hamed Al Barhi

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Abstract

Many renewable energy (RE) projects cannot compete with conventional energy projects in terms of economics alone. However, if externality costs of competing technologies are carefully evaluated and taken into account the renewable energy projects are likely to be selected on economic basis. But the problem is the evaluation of externality costs which are not always easy to assess. One way to overcome this problem is to use multi-criteria approach instead of just economics as a single criterion. This paper presents the methodology and results of ranking RE alternatives based on several important criteria, for energy problems in an island in Oman where renewable resources can be used as supplementary energy supply.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages350-355
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479971930
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014
Event4th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2014 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2014Oct 13 2014

Other

Other4th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period10/10/1410/13/14

Keywords

  • analytic heirarchy process
  • energy planning
  • energy policy
  • multi-criteria decision making
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Engineering(all)

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    Malik, A., Al Badi, M., Al Kahali, A., Al Nabhani, Y., Al Bahri, A., & Al Barhi, H. (2014). Evaluation of renewable energy projects using multi-criteria approach. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2014 (pp. 350-355). [6970304] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GHTC.2014.6970304