Location selection of biogas, solar, and wind energy plants: An MCDA approach

Keywords

Global warming
energy power plants
energy conservation

How to Cite

Valentin IORDACHE. (2021). Location selection of biogas, solar, and wind energy plants: An MCDA approach. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 11(4.5.6). https://doi.org/10.53384/ijoscm.2051377120211195

Abstract

This paper discusses a multi-criteria method to situating biogas, solar, and wind power plants that address the issue of global warming caused by energy generation significantly. Because the economic, social, and environmental benefits of locations for renewable energy power plants are interdependent, this paper analyzed the sustainable frameworks for parameters affecting the placement of biogas, solar, and wind power plants after conducting a literature analysis. The frameworks presented here are used to determine the locations of biogas, solar, and wind energy plants in Iran. Iran's provinces are considered as options in this article. To determine the weighting of the criteria in the proposed framework, data from a sample of Iranian experts are gathered using an online survey form using the best-worst technique (BWM). The overall score for Iran's various provinces is computed using the BWM results and performance data. The findings of this study indicate that energy conservation, the impact on resources and natural reserves, and wind flow are the most effective factors in determining the location of biogas, solar, and wind power plants, respectively, and that South Khorasan, Khuzestan, and Khuzestan have the best results for establishing biogas, solar, and wind power plants in Iran.

https://doi.org/10.53384/ijoscm.2051377120211195
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