Title: Comparative analysis of sustainable electric energy generation technologies using a multi-criteria decision methodology

Authors: Mauricio Dester; Alberto Luiz Francato

Addresses: Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras – ELETROBRAS, Furnas Centrais Eletricas, Av. Ivan de Abreu Azevedo s/n, CEP 13098-505, Campinas, SP, Brazil ' Department of Hydric Resources, School of Civil Engineering, State University of Campinas, Caixa Postal 6143, CEP 13083-852, Campinas, SP, Brazil

Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to determine the technological options for electricity production based on available electric energy sources in Brazil. The results from this study can be used as a reference for the elaboration of guidelines and public policies that are needed to support plans for electric energy supply expansion. Furthermore, these results can provide input on the construction of energy mix that can meet Brazilian demands and help achieve sustainability in the generation expansion process. The study is based on a multi-criteria analysis methodology that ranks the best alternatives for electric energy production based on criteria linked to sustainability and environmental, technical and economic dimensions.

Keywords: energy mix; electric energy sources; EES; generation expansion planning; sustainability; multi-criteria analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2018.088258

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2018 Vol.14 No.1, pp.64 - 87

Received: 17 Sep 2015
Accepted: 09 Jun 2016

Published online: 13 Oct 2017 *

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