Vol.8, No.1, February 2019.                                                                                                                                                                             ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Socio-economic Indicators Influence in Terms of Natural Gas Supply Policy and Decision Making

- Macedonian Case


Daniela Mladenovska, Ana M. Lazarevska


© 2019 Daniela Mladenovska, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 132-143, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM81-19, February 2019.


Received: 17 October 2018.
Accepted: 31 January 2019.
Published: 27 February 2019.




Sustainable energy planning is very important in creating energy policies that underpin reliable energy systems. Macedonia has mainly coal based energy production, implying significant air pollution. Thus, natural gas is pointed out as a solid substitute. In order to analyze the combined implications of economic and social aspects when assessing six natural gas supply options vs. a set of selected relevant indicators, the Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique were applied. The purpose of this paper is to address the combined effects of economic and social indicators affecting natural gas supply policy and decision making.


Keywords –natural gas, economic aspects, social aspects, MCDM, AHP.



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