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A study on offshore wind farm site selection based on CRITIC and CPT-TOPSIS: a case study of China

Hui Zhao (School of Management Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, China)
Yuanyuan Ge (School of Management Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, China)
Weihan Wang (School of Management Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 19 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to improve the offshore wind farm (OWF) site selection evaluation index system and establishes a decision-making model for OWF site selection. It is expected to provide helpful references for the progress of offshore wind power.

Design/methodology/approach

Firstly, this paper establishes an evaluation criteria system for OWF site selection, considering six criteria (wind resource, environment, economic, technical, social and risk) and related subcriteria. Then, the Criteria Importance Though Intercrieria Correlation (CRITIC) method is introduced to figure out the weights of evaluation indexes. In addition, the cumulative prospect theory and technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution (CPT-TOPSIS) method are employed to construct the OWF site selection decision-making model. Finally, taking the OWF site selection in China as an example, the effectiveness and robustness of the framework are verified by sensitivity analysis and comparative analysis.

Findings

This study establishes the OWF site selection evaluation system and constructs a decision-making model under the spherical fuzzy environment. A case of China is employed to verify the effectiveness and feasibility of the model.

Originality/value

In this paper, a new decision-making model is proposed for the first time, considering the ambiguity and uncertainty of information and the risk attitudes of decision-makers (DMs) in the decision-making process.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to express the gratitude to the editorial team, and the reviewers whose valuable comments on this paper have significantly improved its quality.

Citation

Zhao, H., Ge, Y. and Wang, W. (2022), "A study on offshore wind farm site selection based on CRITIC and CPT-TOPSIS: a case study of China", Kybernetes, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-09-2022-1267

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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