Title: Application of data envelopment analysis in the performance evaluation of electricity distribution: a review

Authors: Raad Yahya Qassim, Gilberto Corso, Liacir dos Santos Lucena, Zieli Dutra Thome

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, C.P. 68503, Brazil. ' Department of Biophysics and Pharmacy, Center of Biosciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Campus Universitario, 59072-970, Natal, RN, Brazil. ' International Center for Complex Systems and Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Campus Universitario, 59078-970, Natal, RN, Brazil. ' Zieli Dutra Filho, Eletronuclear S.A., Rua da Candelaria 65, 20091-020, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to review the application of data envelopment analysis to performance evaluation of electricity distribution. After introducing the basic concepts and models of data envelopment analysis, work on its application in electricity distribution is discussed via a number of case studies. Suggestions for further research are presented, with a view to enhancing the use of data envelopment analysis in electrical energy distribution.

Keywords: electricity distribution; data envelopment analysis; DEA; business performance evaluation; energy supply; electricity supply.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2005.006243

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2005 Vol.7 No.1, pp.60 - 70

Published online: 07 Feb 2005 *

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