Priority determination in strategic energy policies in Turkey using analytic network process (ANP) with group decision making

Dagdeviren M., ERASLAN E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.32, no.11, pp.1047-1057, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/er.1418
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1047-1057
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In developing countries, energy consumption is continuously increasing in parallel to the developing technology. Turkey is one of these countries with its increasing population and energy demand, which increases every year with a very high rate, that is, 8% annually. Moreover, along with the increasing energy demand, the strategic energy policies have to be analyzed scientifically including the geographical importance for the realization phase. It is necessary to prioritize the determined policies and plan them according to the economic situation of the country. Hence, alternative energy policies have been prioritized objectively with scientific methods including the related institutions' evaluation. In this study, a model based on analytic network process, a group decision-making technique, is proposed for evaluating strategic energy policies. The model is used to assign priorities to strategic energy policies of Turkey. With this model, various people are included in the decision-making process and the effectiveness of the process is increased. Copyright (C) 2008 Wiley & Sons, Ltd.