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Energy-Efficiency Economics as a Resource for Energy Planning

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ABSTRACT

The objective of this work is a multi-criteria decision-making assessment that aims to facilitate the Energy-Efficiency Economics, introducing the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) as part of power-system planning tool for an energy-efficiency application. It addresses to include qualitative aspects in the decision-making agendas of energy-efficiency projects. The manuscript details the limitations of non-rigorous financial analysis and proposes an alternative for including energy-efficiency measures in discussions pertaining to the financial opportunities available to any investor, and it presents the methodology that supports the qualitative aspects and the software package used to execute this methodology. As case study a complete example including a sensitivity analysis is presented.

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Correa Leite, F. , Cicone Jr., D. , Ribeiro Galvão, L. and Morales Udaeta, M. (2013) Energy-Efficiency Economics as a Resource for Energy Planning. Open Journal of Energy Efficiency, 2, 22-28. doi: 10.4236/ojee.2013.21004.

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