A methodology for simulating the decision process of an investor deciding between alternative energy systems is presented. The approach assumes the investor bases his decision on cost (or rate of return) and risk. Risk is treated directly in the model and not reduced to a certainty equivalent. The rate of return-risk characteristics of many system combinations allows them to be eliminated as viable choices to the investor without reference to his personal attitude toward risk.
Costello, Dennis, "Choosing Alternative Energy Systems Under Conditions of Uncertainty" (1975). UMR-MEC Conference. 81.
2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Economics of Energy
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