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Sustainability Assessment and Ranking of Run of the River (RoR) Hydropower Projects Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP): A Study from Western Himalayan Region of India
Deepak KUMAR; Surjit Singh KATOCH
Corresponding AuthorDeepak KUMAR
2015-09
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6317
Volume12Issue:5Pages:1315-1333
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractIn the presentscenario, tapping the un-utilised hydropower potential is one of the highest priorities in developing countries of the world. Special emphasis is being imparted to run of the river (RoR) mode of power generation. However, the governments are now facing the dilemma whether to promote small hydropower projects (SHPs) or encourage large hydropower projects (LHPs). RoR large hydropower projects result into large scale cutting of mountains for constructing tunnels and access roads, generation of huge quantity of muck and large scale impact on flora and fauna due to diversion of rivers/streams. On the other hand, though SHPs are claimed to be greener and more sustainable by a section of researchers and energy planners but, they will be required to be set up in large number to generate equivalent amount of electricity. The aim of this study is to rank the most sustainable installed capacity range of RoR hydropower projects. To achieve this aim, the study proposes the use of quite popular multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) method of Operation Research named Analytical Hierarchy Process. A case study has been presented from Himachal Pradesh, a hydro rich state located in the western Himalayan region. As per sustainability assessment carried out in this study, hydropowerprojects in the capacity range 1 to 5 MW have been ranked to be the most sustainable.
KeywordSustainability Run Of The River Hydropower Project Analytical Hierarchy Process Himalaya
DOI10.1007/s11629-014-3156-4
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/10898
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2015_Vol12 No.5
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Deepak KUMAR,Surjit Singh KATOCH. Sustainability Assessment and Ranking of Run of the River (RoR) Hydropower Projects Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP): A Study from Western Himalayan Region of India[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2015,12(5):1315-1333.
APA Deepak KUMAR,&Surjit Singh KATOCH.(2015).Sustainability Assessment and Ranking of Run of the River (RoR) Hydropower Projects Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP): A Study from Western Himalayan Region of India.Journal of Mountain Science,12(5),1315-1333.
MLA Deepak KUMAR,et al."Sustainability Assessment and Ranking of Run of the River (RoR) Hydropower Projects Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP): A Study from Western Himalayan Region of India".Journal of Mountain Science 12.5(2015):1315-1333.
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