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Integrated grey relational analysis and multi objective grey linear programming for sustainable electricity generation planning

Integrated grey relational analysis and multi objective grey linear programming for sustainable electricity generation planning

Malekpoor, Hanif, Chalvatzis, Konstantinos, Mishra, Nishikant, Mehlawat, Mukesh Kumar, Zafirakis, Dimitrios and Song, Malin (2017) Integrated grey relational analysis and multi objective grey linear programming for sustainable electricity generation planning. Annals of Operations Research, 269 (1-2). pp. 475-503. ISSN 0254-5330 (Print), 1572-9338 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-017-2566-4)

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Abstract

Sustainable energy generation is a key feature in sustainable development and among various sources of energy electricity due to some unique characteristics seems particularly important. Optimising electricity generation mix is a highly complex task and requires consideration of numerous conflicting criteria. To deal with uncertainty of experts’ opinions, inaccuracy of the available data and including more factors, some of which are difficult to quantify, in particular for environmental and social criteria, we applied grey relational analysis (GRA) with grey linguistic, and grey interval values to obtain the rank of each system. Then the obtained ranking were used as coefficients for a multi objective decision making problem, aimed to minimize the cost, import dependencies and emissions as well as maximizing the share of generation sources with better ranking. Due to existence of interval variables multi objective grey linear programming (MOGLP) method was used to solve the problem. Our results for the UK as a case study suggest increased role for all low carbon energy technologies and sharp reduction in the use of coal and oil. We argue that the integrated GRA–MOGLP approach provides an effective tool for the evaluation and optimisation of complex sustainable electricity generation planning. It is particularly promising in dealing with uncertainty and imprecisions, which reflect real-life scenarios in planning processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electricity generation, sustainable planning, MODM, interval linear programming, GRA, MOGLP
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 14:46
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27643

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