THERMAL SCIENCE

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ENERGY INDICATORS IMPACT IN MULTI-CRITERIA SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSE OF THERMAL POWER PLANT UNIT

ABSTRACT
This paper presents method for sustainability assessment of thermal power plant unit using multi-criteria analysis with aim to create base for business decision. Seven options of possible status of thermal power plant „Kolubara A” unit No. 2 with energy indicators of sustainable development were shown. Energy indicators of sustainable development consists of sets of resource preservation, economic, environmental, and social indicators. Sustainability assessment often fails to account for social influence on energy system. Considering to this, special focus will be on social indicators, their definition, forming, and impact on multi-criteria sustainability analysis. Analysis of quality of the selected options (energy systems) in respect to sustainable development by compare of their general index of sustainability is presented. Methodology of multi-criteria analyse of thermal power plant unit can show decision makers how to find best available options when the social indicators impact is leading. The aim of this paper is to choose the criteria for the evaluation of the available options, determine the relative importance of specific criteria and present methodology of multi-criteria analysis in the decision-making process.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2016-02-15
PAPER REVISED: 2016-07-22
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-07-25
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-08-07
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI160215178S
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2017, VOLUME 21, ISSUE 2, PAGES [1143 - 1151]
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