Dataset for Ranking of Renewable Energy Sources Using Delphi-MGDM Framework

Published: 26 February 2020| Version 4 | DOI: 10.17632/nmkwzz42k5.4
Dave Pojadas, Michael Lochinvar Abundo


The data sets are part of the study titled "A web-based Delphi multi-criteria group decision-making framework for renewable energy project development processes." The study aims to outline and implement the web-based Delphi Multi-criteria Group Decision Making (Delphi-MGDM) Framework, which is intended to facilitate top-level group decision-making for renewable energy project development and long-term strategic direction setting. The datasets include: (1) the weights of criteria obtained from judgments of the experts, (2) the summary of criteria scores, (3) the comparison table dataset, and (4) the full report of the Visual PROMETHEE. “Criteria Weighing Dataset” is obtained from the judgment of experts using the AHP-Online System created by Klaus D. Goepel (available at On a pairwise comparison basis, we asked the experts to make their opinion on four (4) criteria and then the sixteen (16) sub-criteria in three rounds. The group weights after the third round are considered the final weights of criteria and sub-criteria. To rank RES using MCDA, we used the data from the literature and the Philippines’ DOE for all ten quantitative sub-criteria. However, there are six qualitative sub-criteria, so we asked the opinion of experts on how solar, wind, biomass, and hydro-power are performing in each criterion based on their knowledge and expertise. This time, we used a self-derived questionnaire and as a summary of this process, we produced the “Scoring of Options Dataset.” We got the average, minimum and maximum values of the scores to make data for the ranking in three cases (realistic, pessimistic, and optimistic). "Comparison table" dataset is composed of comparison tables for the three cases. Table A reflects the data for realistic case in which we use the averages of the qualitative inputs from experts, the averages of quantitative data obtained in ranges, and the actual value of data not given in ranges. Table B reflects the data for the optimistic case. For qualitative data, we used the minimum value of the sub-criteria to be minimized and maximum value for sub-criteria to maximized. For quantitative data in ranges, we used the minimum value of cost sub-criteria and maximum value of benefit sub-criteria. We estimated fictitious data for some quantitative data not given in ranges. Table C reflects the data for the pessimistic case. We used the same concept with Table B, but with opposite choices. For instance, we used the maximum value of cost sub-criteria and minimum value of benefit sub-criteria for quantitative data. Finally, we used Visual PROMETHEE (available at to rank renewable energy sources. The "Visual PROMETHEE Full Report" dataset is the actual report exported from the Visual PROMETHEE application – containing a partial and complete ranking of RES.



University of San Carlos - Talamban Campus


Decision Support System, Multi-Criteria Decision Making