ILLUSTRATIVE COMPARISON OF ONE UTILITY'S COAL AND NUCLEAR CHOICES.

Journal Article

The technology choices facing an individual utility are complex decision problems. This study illustrates a method designed to assist an individual utility company in making these choices in a logically consistent manner. The resulting evaluation model, based on the principles of decision analysis, explicity addresses the complexity to provide a basis for decision making and support for defending the decision before reviewers. The model, which incorporates economic, environmental, social, safety, and regulatory effects, is demonstrated using a coal/nuclear choice which may be faced by Utah Power and Light Company in the near future. This analysis is meant to be illustrative; more effort would be needed to gather information to support a policy decision.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keeney, RL; Sicherman, A

Published Date

  • 1983

Published In

  • Operations Research

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 50 - 83