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Energies 2018, 11(11), 3027; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11113027

Multi-Attribute Group-Decision on a Construction Diversion Scheme for Hydropower Projects Based on Perception Utility

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State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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School of Hydropower and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
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Received: 10 October 2018 / Revised: 30 October 2018 / Accepted: 1 November 2018 / Published: 4 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Energy)
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Abstract

The multi-attribute and group-decision problem in the selection of a construction diversion scheme for large hydropower projects often involves multi-decision subjects and schemes. Each scheme includes multiple attributes, and the attribute values and weights are multi-attribute group decision-making problems with interval numbers. In this study, a new method for solving the multi-attribute group-decision problem is proposed by integrating regret theory, negotiation gathering theory, and the Monte Carlo simulation technique. Firstly, decision-makers’ comprehensive perception utility for each scheme is calculated based on the regret theory. Then, non-uniform and fuzzy opinion of different decision subjects are negotiated and gathered, and negotiation intervals of the attribute weights are calculated through group negotiation gathering theory. Moreover, fuzzy complementary judgment matrixes describing an excellent degree of the diversion schemes are obtained by conducting Monte Carlo simulations. Finally, the alternative diversion schemes are sorted in terms of their priorities, and the reliability of the sorting procedure is confirmed. The multi-attribute group-decision problem in the selection of a construction diversion scheme for Jinping I Hydropower Station is effectively solved by the proposed method. The proposed method is reliable and may significantly contribute to engineering decision-making. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction diversion; multiple attributes; group decision; perception utility; regret theory; Monte Carlo construction diversion; multiple attributes; group decision; perception utility; regret theory; Monte Carlo
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Liu, D.; Hu, Z.; Guo, W. Multi-Attribute Group-Decision on a Construction Diversion Scheme for Hydropower Projects Based on Perception Utility. Energies 2018, 11, 3027.

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