The Resource Energy Decisions and the Environment : A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods, edited by Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier, (electronic resource)

Energy Decisions and the Environment : A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods, edited by Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier, (electronic resource)

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Energy Decisions and the Environment : A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods
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Energy Decisions and the Environment
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A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods
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edited by Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
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Summary
Planning, operating, and policy making in the electric utility and natural gas sectors involves important trade-offs among economic, social, and environmental criteria. These trade-offs figure prominently in ongoing debates about how to meet growing energy demands and how to restructure the world's power industry. Energy Decisions and the Environment: A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods reviews practical tools for multicriteria (also called multiobjective) decision analysis that can be used to quantify trade-offs and contribute to more consistent, informed, and transparent decision making. These methods are designed to generate and effectively communicate information about trade-offs; to help people form, articulate, and apply value judgments in decision making; and to promote effective negotiation among stakeholders with competing interests. Energy Decisions and the Environment: A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods includes explanations of a wide range of methods, tutorial applications that readers can duplicate, a detailed review of energy-environment applications, and three in-depth case studies
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Hobbs, B. F
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658.40301
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HD30.23
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Meier, Peter
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International Series in Operations Research & Management Science,
Series volume
28
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  • Economics
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Environmental management
  • Operations research
  • Economics
  • Environmental management
  • Operations research
  • Renewable energy sources
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Energy Decisions and the Environment : A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods, edited by Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier, (electronic resource)
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4477-7
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1 Introduction -- 1.1 Tradeoffs in Utility Operations, Planning, and Policy Decisions -- 1.2 How Can Multicriteria Decision-Making Methods Help? -- 1.3 Why Not Monetize All Criteria? -- 1.4 Scope of the Book -- 2 The Application of MCDM Methods -- 2.1 Attribute Selection and Definition (Step 1) -- 2.2 Define Options (Step 2) -- 2.3 Quantify Impacts (Step 3) -- Annex 2.1 An Example of an MCDM Method for Evaluating Proposals -- Annex 2.2 Defining Attributes: Biodiversity in Sri Lanka -- Annex 2.1 An Example of an MCDM Method for Evaluating Proposals -- 3 Screening and Tradeoff Analysis -- 3.1 Screening (Step 4) -- 3.2 Analyzing Tradeoff Plots (Step 5) -- 3.3 Dominance Analysis (Step 6) -- Annex 3.1 Generating Tradeoff Curves -- Annex 3.2 Other Tradeoff Display Methods -- Annex 3.3 Screening Resources at BC Hydro by Dominance Analysis -- Annex 3.4 Tradeoff analysis for the Three-Dimensional Case -- 4 Scaling, Weighting, and Amalgamation -- 4.1 Value Scaling (Step 7) -- 4.2 Weighting Methods (Step 8) -- 4.3 Amalgamation Methods (Step 9) -- 5 Resolving Differences (Step 10) -- 5.1 Resolving Differences Among Methods -- 5.2 Resolving Differences Among Individuals -- 6 An Illustrative Numerical Example -- 6.1 Exclusionary Screening (Step 4) -- 6.2 Dominance Analysis (Step 6) -- 6.3 Scaling, Weighting, and Amalgamation (Steps 7-9) -- 6.4 Indifference Tradeoff Weighting (Step 8) -- 6.5 AHP Weighting (Step 8) -- 6.6 Goal Programming Amalgamation (Step 9) -- 6.7 Single and Multiattribute Utility Functions (Steps 7-9) -- 6.8 Amalgamation by ELECTRE (Step 9) -- 6.9 Successive Elimination (Step 9) -- 7 A Review of MCDM Applications in Energy Planning and Policy -- 7.1 MCDM Methods in Environmental Impact Assessment -- 7.2 MCDM Methods in Resource Bidding Systems -- 7.3 MCDM Methods in Transmission and Distribution System Planning -- 7.4 MCDM Methods in Supply Capacity Planning -- 7.5 MCDM Methods in Resource Planning -- 7.6 MCDM Applications in Generation System Operations -- 7.7 Using MCDM to Measure Corporate Environmental Performance -- 7.8 MCDM Methods in National Energy Policy -- 7.9 Power Sector Applications of MCDM Methods in Developing Countries -- 8 MCDM at BC Hydro: The 1995 Plan -- 8.1 Structuring the Process -- 8.2 Objectives and Attributes (Step 1) -- 8.3 Defining the Alternatives (Step 2) -- 8.4 Portfolio Analysis -- 8.5 Tradeoff Display (Step 5) and Evaluation of Portfolios (Steps 8,9) -- 8.6 Getting to Consensus (Step 10) -- 9 Multi-Method MCDM at BC Gas -- 9.1 Designing a Multi-method MCDM-Based Process -- 9.2 Using MCDM Methods to Screen DSM Programs -- 9.3 Application -- 9.4 Stakeholder Evaluation of the Process and Conclusion -- 10 MCDM Experiments at Seattle City Light -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Questions Addressed -- 10.3 Resource Planning at Seattle City Light -- 10.4 Results of Method Comparisons -- 10.5 Conclusions -- 11 Closing Remarks -- References
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Energy Decisions and the Environment : A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods, edited by Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier, (electronic resource)
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4477-7
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Contents
1 Introduction -- 1.1 Tradeoffs in Utility Operations, Planning, and Policy Decisions -- 1.2 How Can Multicriteria Decision-Making Methods Help? -- 1.3 Why Not Monetize All Criteria? -- 1.4 Scope of the Book -- 2 The Application of MCDM Methods -- 2.1 Attribute Selection and Definition (Step 1) -- 2.2 Define Options (Step 2) -- 2.3 Quantify Impacts (Step 3) -- Annex 2.1 An Example of an MCDM Method for Evaluating Proposals -- Annex 2.2 Defining Attributes: Biodiversity in Sri Lanka -- Annex 2.1 An Example of an MCDM Method for Evaluating Proposals -- 3 Screening and Tradeoff Analysis -- 3.1 Screening (Step 4) -- 3.2 Analyzing Tradeoff Plots (Step 5) -- 3.3 Dominance Analysis (Step 6) -- Annex 3.1 Generating Tradeoff Curves -- Annex 3.2 Other Tradeoff Display Methods -- Annex 3.3 Screening Resources at BC Hydro by Dominance Analysis -- Annex 3.4 Tradeoff analysis for the Three-Dimensional Case -- 4 Scaling, Weighting, and Amalgamation -- 4.1 Value Scaling (Step 7) -- 4.2 Weighting Methods (Step 8) -- 4.3 Amalgamation Methods (Step 9) -- 5 Resolving Differences (Step 10) -- 5.1 Resolving Differences Among Methods -- 5.2 Resolving Differences Among Individuals -- 6 An Illustrative Numerical Example -- 6.1 Exclusionary Screening (Step 4) -- 6.2 Dominance Analysis (Step 6) -- 6.3 Scaling, Weighting, and Amalgamation (Steps 7-9) -- 6.4 Indifference Tradeoff Weighting (Step 8) -- 6.5 AHP Weighting (Step 8) -- 6.6 Goal Programming Amalgamation (Step 9) -- 6.7 Single and Multiattribute Utility Functions (Steps 7-9) -- 6.8 Amalgamation by ELECTRE (Step 9) -- 6.9 Successive Elimination (Step 9) -- 7 A Review of MCDM Applications in Energy Planning and Policy -- 7.1 MCDM Methods in Environmental Impact Assessment -- 7.2 MCDM Methods in Resource Bidding Systems -- 7.3 MCDM Methods in Transmission and Distribution System Planning -- 7.4 MCDM Methods in Supply Capacity Planning -- 7.5 MCDM Methods in Resource Planning -- 7.6 MCDM Applications in Generation System Operations -- 7.7 Using MCDM to Measure Corporate Environmental Performance -- 7.8 MCDM Methods in National Energy Policy -- 7.9 Power Sector Applications of MCDM Methods in Developing Countries -- 8 MCDM at BC Hydro: The 1995 Plan -- 8.1 Structuring the Process -- 8.2 Objectives and Attributes (Step 1) -- 8.3 Defining the Alternatives (Step 2) -- 8.4 Portfolio Analysis -- 8.5 Tradeoff Display (Step 5) and Evaluation of Portfolios (Steps 8,9) -- 8.6 Getting to Consensus (Step 10) -- 9 Multi-Method MCDM at BC Gas -- 9.1 Designing a Multi-method MCDM-Based Process -- 9.2 Using MCDM Methods to Screen DSM Programs -- 9.3 Application -- 9.4 Stakeholder Evaluation of the Process and Conclusion -- 10 MCDM Experiments at Seattle City Light -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Questions Addressed -- 10.3 Resource Planning at Seattle City Light -- 10.4 Results of Method Comparisons -- 10.5 Conclusions -- 11 Closing Remarks -- References
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