Keywords: waste treatment facilities, multicriteria analysis, optimisation models, RES, renewable energy sources, Greece, solid waste management, sustainable development, sustainability
Multicriteria analysis of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) utilisation in waste treatment facilities: the case of Chania prefecture, Greece
Greece's current solid waste management system faces important environmental challenges that make it non-sustainable. There is a need to move towards an integrated solid waste management that shall include systems in the frames of 'sustainable development' approach. An optimisation methodology is applied in Greece, where various Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) could be exploited to satisfy part of the existing and proposed waste management facilities' energy needs. An application of multicriteria analysis and many scenarios were examined in the cases where the requirements of certain end uses were increased and where RES could not contribute at the maximum of their potential.