The Selection of Renewable Energy Power Plant Technology Using Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis


World Congress on Engineering (WCE 2011), London, Canada, 6 - 08 July 2011, pp.1140-1143 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.1140-1143
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The efficiency of resource utilization and sustainabfiity are rising values all over the world. Power generation technologies have an important weight in this manner for a sustainable future. Particularly, renewable energy power technologies should take over the non-renewable power generation technologies when considered on environmental issues. However it is too far to substitute renewable onto non-renewable as for now. At this point, there is another issue for choosing the best yet suitable alternative technology. The selection problem is a difficult multi-criteria decision making problem in many fields as well as in the selection of power generation technology. This paper proposed a data envelopment analysis model approach by using triangular fuzzy numbers (TFN) as the solution. Six different technologies were used as the decision making units (DMU). Inputs and outputs variables were selected in general indicators such as economical and technical. It was showed that policy and decision makers could follow this methodology to produce effective solution for energy generation problems.