Participatory governance of energy transition in Jordan: a way to address existing uncertainties in decision- making processes

Ekenberg, L. ORCID:, Komendantova, N. ORCID:, & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (2019). Participatory governance of energy transition in Jordan: a way to address existing uncertainties in decision- making processes. In: 7th Annual Meeting of Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty, 5-7 November 2019, Delft, The Netherlands.

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Energy transition towards a more significant share of domestically generated resources will inevitably lead to a societal transformation, which will affect the interests of existing and emerging electricity generation industries and other stakeholders. To be sustainable, such transition should also address issues of environmental protection and contribution to socio-economic development. A reasonable assumption is that human factors play an important role in energy transition. These human factors include perceptions of different risks connected with technological deployment, as well as views about benefits and impacts generated by different technologies. We present a multi-stakeholder multi-criteria approach to assess the relevance of the Jordan’s electricity generation technologies against a set of criteria under uncertainty, which reflect environmental, social and economic components of sustainable development. The results show that the discourse in the Jordanian society is currently dominated by economic rationality, such as electricity costs, supported by concerns about safety during operation and maintenance of electricity generation power plants. The results also show the strong desire of all stakeholder groups to have an opportunity to engage in decision-making processes on energy transition rather than purely to compensate local communities for the installation of electricity generation and transmission technologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 09:38
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 09:48

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