A readily accessible framework that allows for evaluating impacts and comparing tradeoffs among factors in energy policy, expansion planning, and investment decision making is lacking. Recognizing this, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) funded an exploration of multi-metric sustainability analysis (MMSA) to provide energy decision makers with a means to make more comprehensive comparisons of energy technologies. The resulting MMSA tool lets decision makers simultaneously compare technologies and potential deployment locations.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A50-61719


  • energy decision making
  • energy policy
  • energy technologies
  • investment
  • multi-metric sustainability analysis


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