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Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making for Assessing the Enhanced Geothermal Systems

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Département GEOS UniLaSalle, Équipe B2R, 19 rue Pierre Waguet, 60000 Beauvais, France
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Energies 2019, 12(9), 1597; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12091597
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 23 April 2019 / Accepted: 24 April 2019 / Published: 26 April 2019
This paper presents the main features of a multiple-criteria decision-making tool for economic and environmental assessment of enhanced geothermal systems projects. The presented holistic approach takes into account important influencing factors such as technical specifications, geological characteristics, spatial data, energy and heat prices, and social and environmental impact. The multiple-criteria decision-making approach uses a weighted decision matrix for evaluating different enhanced geothermal systems alternatives based on a set of criterions which are defined and presented in this paper. The paper, defines and quantifies new criterions for assessing enhanced geothermal systems for a particular site. For evaluation of the relative importance of each criterion in decision making, the weight is associated with each of the listed criterions. The different scenarios of end-use applications are tested in the case study. Finally, in the case study, the data and statistics are collected from real geothermal plants. The case study provides results for several scenarios and the sensitivity analysis based on which the approach is validated. The proposed method is expected to be of great interest to investors and decision makers as it enables better risk mitigation. View Full-Text
Keywords: enhanced geothermal systems; economic assessment; environmental assessment; optimization; levelized cost of energy enhanced geothermal systems; economic assessment; environmental assessment; optimization; levelized cost of energy
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Raos, S.; Ilak, P.; Rajšl, I.; Bilić, T.; Trullenque, G. Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making for Assessing the Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Energies 2019, 12, 1597. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12091597

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Raos S, Ilak P, Rajšl I, Bilić T, Trullenque G. Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making for Assessing the Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Energies. 2019; 12(9):1597. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12091597

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Raos, Sara, Perica Ilak, Ivan Rajšl, Tena Bilić, and Ghislain Trullenque. 2019. "Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making for Assessing the Enhanced Geothermal Systems" Energies 12, no. 9: 1597. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12091597

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