INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE COMPUTING INFORMATION AND CONTROL, cilt.7, ss.3147-3169, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The efficient use of the available resources is very important for a country's economical and political development. Energy is the main component of the natural resources of industrialized and developing countries. Since Turkey is not an oil or a natural gas producing country, her current energy resources should be allocated to the appropriate energy consuming sectors considering the various objectives and constraints. The main objective of this study is to devise a model to allocate the current energy resources to the Turkish Manufacturing industry sub-groups by using Linear Physical Programming (LPP), which is a multi-objective optimization technique. The most widely used energy resources in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry, namely, fuel-oil, lignite, hard coal, electricity, LPG and natural gas arc taken into consideration in this study. Furthermore, several scenarios are generated on the probable risks of price fluctuations, energy shortages in relation to specific resources, and on the influences of energy emission targets to measure the robustness of allocation preferences.