Developing Oregon's renewable energy portfolio using fuzzy goal programming model

Daim T. U. , Kayakutlu G. , Cowan K.

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, vol.59, no.4, pp.786-793, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cie.2010.08.004
  • Page Numbers: pp.786-793


Renewable energy continues to be a hot topic in the United States affecting security and sustainability. A model to create renewable energy portfolio is established using guidelines drawn by Oregon's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation with the objective of responding to a 25% of the state electricity demand by renewable resources in 2025. The fuzzy goal programming model is adaptable to accommodate changes in energy costs and future advances in technology maturity. It can also take into consideration the preferences of policy-makers and stakeholders. This model can help to reveal the costs and benefits of complex decisions regarding renewable energy. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.