Presenter/Author Information

A. Caizzi
G. Catenacci
C. Cavicchioli
P. Girardi
F. Sala

Keywords

decision support systems, electricity, sustainability, lca

Start Date

1-7-2002 12:00 AM

Description

Many attempts have been made in order to approach the problems connected with the “sustainable development”. Two way have been followed: integration of the environmental and social aspect into economical valuation (externalities) or evaluation of the environmental effects or damages, using complex models and a set of indicators. CESI has developed a decision support system (DSS), SESAMO, aimed at supporting national electric power system planning, giving awareness on the related environmental impacts. The system is composed of two main parts. In the first, users can create different power generation alternatives at national, regional and local scale, choosing among different energy sources and different power plant technology. Hence, he can choose among different kind of transmission net. The second part of the DSS permits users to perform environmental evaluation and to start a multi criteria decision process through inventory data, environmental indicators, at different grade of aggregation. SESAMO is a tool that can be advantageously applied when a decision should be taken dealing with National Electric Power Supply System, considered as a multi-goals problem (environment, economic, social), with more than one decision maker.

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Sesamo – DSS for Sustainable National Electric Power System

Many attempts have been made in order to approach the problems connected with the “sustainable development”. Two way have been followed: integration of the environmental and social aspect into economical valuation (externalities) or evaluation of the environmental effects or damages, using complex models and a set of indicators. CESI has developed a decision support system (DSS), SESAMO, aimed at supporting national electric power system planning, giving awareness on the related environmental impacts. The system is composed of two main parts. In the first, users can create different power generation alternatives at national, regional and local scale, choosing among different energy sources and different power plant technology. Hence, he can choose among different kind of transmission net. The second part of the DSS permits users to perform environmental evaluation and to start a multi criteria decision process through inventory data, environmental indicators, at different grade of aggregation. SESAMO is a tool that can be advantageously applied when a decision should be taken dealing with National Electric Power Supply System, considered as a multi-goals problem (environment, economic, social), with more than one decision maker.