Input–output performance efficiency measurement of an electricity distribution utility using super-efficiency data envelopment analysis
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This paper applies the conventional DEA model and super-efficiency analysis in measuring the efficiency of an electricity distribution utility which involves 12 power lines as DMUs. The input indicators considered are purchased electricity supply and the total length of power lines, while electricity consumed, the number of consumers, and total power losses are the output indicators. The results revealed that 4 out of the 12 power lines are inefficient and thus need to be improved. The model provided a guideline how these inefficiencies may be addressed by means of benchmarking.
KeywordsEfficiency Data envelopment analysis Super-efficiency DEA Electricity distribution utility
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. The first author is also thankful for the support from the University of San Carlos in terms of resource use.
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