Analytic hierarchy process approach in distribution utility local IRP

A. S. Malik*, C. U. Sumaoy

*Corresponding author for this work

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A feeder-specific expansion investment plan of a distribution utility is analyzed for exploiting demand-side resource options using feeder- and time-specific marginal costs. The study found that with a utility-led demand-side management program where the utility shoulders the up-front capital and administrative costs while benefits are equally shared between the utility and participating customers, idle customer-owned standby diesel generating sets together with efficient cooling and lighting technologies appear as a viable options to meet current and projected demand. Demand-side resources prioritization based on their impact to monetary and non-monetary criteria (reliability, voltage quality and environmental) is accomplished with analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach. The customers' perception to each of the given decision criteria are solicited through customer survey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-631
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Event14th Power Systems Computation Conference - Seville, Spain
Duration: Jun 24 2002 → …


  • Analytic hierarchy process
  • Demand-side management
  • Distributed generation
  • Local integrated resource planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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