DOI: 10.55581/ejeas.1392881 ISSN: 2651-3412

A Decision Support System Based on Hybrid Approach With Copras And Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Topsis For Evaluation Of Renewable Energy Alternatives

Aysun SAĞBAŞ, Muhammet DEVECİ, Ulviye POLAT
Renewable energy (RE) is a vital source for the sustainable development of society and economy. It plays a significant role in meeting energy requirements of both developed and developing countries. Moreover, renewable energy creats multiple benefits such as environmental improvement, increases fuel diversity, reduction of energy price, volality effect on their economy, national economic security, and increases in economic productivity. Selection of the most appropriate RE alternatives for any country can provide guidelines to planners of regional, national and global energy systems. The issue of ranking renewable energy sources involves many conflicting criteria and is a complicated problem since it needs to simultaneously incorporate technical, economic, cost, social-political, and environmental criteria. In this study, an integrated multi criteria decision making (MCDM) aproach consisting of interval type-2 fuzzy Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) and Compressed Proportional Assessment (COPRAS) method is conducted to prioritize RE alternatives in order to direct planning of the national RE investments. A real case application for Turkey has been presented via expert evaluations to demonstrate applicability of the proposed methodology.

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