Title: Integrating fuzzy AHP with TOPSIS method for optimal power substation location selection

Authors: Golam Kabir; M. Ahsan Akhtar Hasin

Addresses: School of Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Kelowna, BC, Canada ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Abstract: Electromagnetic radiations emanating from the high voltage lines and substations pose serious adverse health consequences to living beings. As a result, evaluation and selection of power substation location is an important strategic decision making problem for both public and private sector. In this paper, fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) has been integrated with technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution (TOPSIS) method to develop an improved and more appropriate power substation location evaluation and selection model considering social, technological, economical, environmental and site characteristics factors and sub criteria. The proposed decision-making approach takes advantage of the synergy between these two well-known multi-criteria analysis (MCA) methods. A numerical example is presented to show applicability and performance of the proposed methodology followed by a sensitivity analysis to discuss and explain the results.

Keywords: fuzzy AHP; analytical hierarchy process; FAHP; Delphi method; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; multicriteria analysis; optimisation; power substations; substation location; electromagnetic radiation; health risk; location selection; location evaluation; sensitivity analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2013.059166

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2013 Vol.5 No.4, pp.312 - 331

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 06 Feb 2014 *

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