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Importance of on-time decision making in energy sector based on perspectives: Case study new Štavalj project

Expression "Development conditions and perspectives" became important for numerous analyses in various industrial and social areas. Several strategic documents and studies in last two decades analysed projects with topics on perspectives of future development in Serbia. Various tools are used for development of such documents, based on recent scientific and numerical solutions, thus providing reliable assessment for strategic decision making. Almost all analyses tried to implement the theories and practical experiences through the prism of "sustainable development", which included establishment of most important sustainability parameters. Analysis and ranking presented in this paper considered the potential of the Štavalj coal deposit, near Sjenica in Serbia, and feasibility of construction project of new mine and thermal power plant (TPP). Basis for analysis was a Hybrid Assessment Model which takes into account principles of sustainable development. The model incorporates quantified SWOT analysis, which applies to active underground mines in Serbia. Special attention was given to the parameters describing potential for development.
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PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-03-13
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