A Participatory MCDA Approach to Energy Transition Policy Formation

Danielson, M., Ekenberg, L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0665-1889, Komendantova, N. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-6179, Al-Salaymeh, A., & Marashdeh, L. (2022). A Participatory MCDA Approach to Energy Transition Policy Formation. In: Multicriteria and Optimization Models for Risk, Reliability, and Maintenance Decision Analysis. Eds. de Almeida, A.T., Ekenberg, L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0665-1889, Scarf, P., Zio, E., & Zuo, M.J., pp. 79-110 Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-89647-8 10.1007/978-3-030-89647-8_5.

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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 a transition should also address issues of environmental protection and contribution to socio-economic development. This chapter is based on the assumption that human factors play an important role in energy transition. It is necessary to develop compromise solutions to mitigate the risk that differences in views about electricity generation technologies needed for energy transition will turn into conflicting opinions. 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 use a new multi-stakeholder multi-criteria approach to assess the relevance of 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: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardinal information; Energy transition; MENA countries; Multi-criteria decision analysis; Policy formation; Rank order
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 06:52
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 12:38
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/18115

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