A decision support system for electricity generation investment

Alpagut, Merih Ayşe
In the recent years, ongoing debates in the mineral sector has shown that efficient use of natural resources is of vital importance as the use of minerals is essential for modern living. Especially, in the context of sustainable development, it is required that mineral resources should be exploited to maximize the contribution to the well being of current generation without depriving the potential for future generations to meet their own needs. The aim of this thesis is to develop a decision support system using system dynamics methodology where


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M. A. Alpagut, “A decision support system for electricity generation investment,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2010.