Use of multicriteria decision analysis to assess alternative wind power plants
This study presents a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) for evaluation the wind energy production alternatives located in Marmara region of Turkey. Main goal of the study is to incorporate the prioritization criteria for the assessment of various wind power plants. To achieve this aim, a hierarchical decision model based on multi-criteria decision making approach using Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) is utilized, expert judgments are quantified, and the alternatives are evaluated with respect to the economic, technical and environmental criteria. In the proposed methodology, the weights of the selection criteria are identified by pairwise comparison matrices of AHP. From the performed analysis, the best wind production farm among the alternatives for establishing wind turbines in the considered region is determined.
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