Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Energy Systems with Sustainability Considerations

Frangopoulos, Christos A.; Keramioti, Despoina E.
May 2010
Entropy;May2010, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p1006
Academic Journal
A multi-criteria approach is presented for the assessment of alternative means for covering the energy needs (electricity and heat) of an industrial unit, taking into consideration sustainability aspects. The procedure is first described in general terms: proper indicators are defined; next they are grouped in order to form sub-indices, which are then used to determine the composite sustainability index. The procedure is applied for the evaluation of three alternative systems. The three systems are placed in order of preference, which depends on the criteria used. In addition to conclusions reached as a result of the particular case study, recommendations for future work are given.


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