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Performance Assessment of Brazilian Power Transmission and Distribution Segments using Data Envelopment Analysis

Lásara Fabrícia Rodrigues, Matheus Alves Madeira de Souza and Thamara Paula dos Santos Dias
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Lásara Fabrícia Rodrigues: Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil,
Matheus Alves Madeira de Souza: Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil,
Thamara Paula dos Santos Dias: Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil,

International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2017, vol. 7, issue 3, 14-23

Abstract: In this study, we conducted efficiency analyzes of both power transmission and distribution segments in Brazilian electricity sector. In order to accomplish these analyzes, data envelopment analysis-variable returns to scale models, cost analysis and window analysis approaches were carried out. The results showed that overall efficiency and stability in the distribution sector are higher than in transmission sector, which suggest that distribution companies are better managed regarding their operational costs compared to those within transmission segment. Moreover, it was accounted that approximately R$ 21 billion could have been saved if decision making units (within distribution and transmission systems) analyzed had operated with maximum level of efficiency from 2008 to 2014. Consequently, energy tariff prices paid by each consumer could have also been lower.

Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis; Window Analysis; Power Transmission and Distribution Segments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C38 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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