A fuzzy programming approach to energy resource allocation

R. Chedid, T. Mezher, C. Jarrouche

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a fuzzy multi-objective linear programming approach to solve the energy allocation problem. For this, nine energy resources and six household end uses are considered. An optimal solution will be extracted, and an explicit interactive sensitivity analysis will be dealt with. As the results obtained depend on the fuzzy nature of the objective functions and on the conflicting nature of some of the objectives among themselves, the proposed method can be regarded as a decision support tool for the decision makers who can be guided by its results to arrive at an appropriate solution interactively. It will be shown that optimization using fuzzy logic can provide the decision-makers with more flexibility that would assist them in the allocation of various resources to meet the various end-uses by studying the effects of several factors such as price variations, membership function shapes and membership function reference values.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)303-317
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 25 Mar 1999

    Keywords

    • Decision analysis
    • Energy balance
    • Fuzzy logic
    • Multi-objective linear programming

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