Soft Computing

, Volume 22, Issue 22, pp 7339–7353 | Cite as

Input–output performance efficiency measurement of an electricity distribution utility using super-efficiency data envelopment analysis

  • Miriam F. BongoEmail author
  • Lanndon A. Ocampo
  • Yannie Ann D. Magallano
  • Geraldine A. Manaban
  • Ezra Kim F. Ramos


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.


Efficiency 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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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Further, this article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miriam F. Bongo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lanndon A. Ocampo
    • 2
  • Yannie Ann D. Magallano
    • 3
  • Geraldine A. Manaban
    • 3
  • Ezra Kim F. Ramos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of San CarlosCebu CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringCebu Technological UniversityCebu CityPhilippines
  3. 3.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of San CarlosCebu CityPhilippines

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