International Journal of Energy Sector Management: Volume 4 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Uses of Frontier Efficiency Methodologies and Multi‐criteria Decision Making for Performance Measurement in the Energy Sector

Guest Editors: Ali Emrouznejad, William Ho

Efficiency evolution of coal‐fired electricity generation in China, 1999‐2007

Han Tai Wu, Pierre‐Olivier Pineau, Gilles Caporossi

The paper seeks to evaluate the changes in efficiency and productivity of coal‐fired electricity generation of 30 Chinese administrative regions from 1999 to 2007.

Assessing power stations performance using a DEA‐bootstrap approach

Ioannis E. Tsolas

The purpose of this paper is to assess the performance of Greek fossil fuel‐fired power stations employing a data envelopment analysis (DEA) model combined with bootstrapping.

Estimating the efficiency of American petroleum refineries under varying assumptions of the disposability of bad outputs

Maethee Mekaroonreung, Andrew L. Johnson

The paper aims to describe and compare multiple methods for estimating the technical efficiency of 113 US oil refineries in operation in 2006 and 2007, considering undesirable…

A consistent approach for performance measurement of electricity distribution companies

H. Omrani, A. Azadeh, S.F. Ghaderi, S. Aabdollahzadeh

The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated algorithm composed of data envelopment analysis (DEA), corrected ordinary least squares (COLS) and principal component…

Integrated cost and quality benchmarking for electricity distribution using DEA

Virendra Ajodhia

Energy regulators applying price‐cap systems typically do not incorporate quality into the benchmarking process. The paper aims to develop a methodology for integrated…

Multi‐criteria analysis weighting methodology to incorporate stakeholders' preferences in energy and climate policy interactions

Stelios Grafakos, Alexandros Flamos, Vlasis Oikonomou, Dimitrios Zevgolis

Evaluation of energy and climate policy interactions is a complex issue, whereas stakeholders' preferences incorporation has not been addressed systematically. The purpose of this…


Evaluating the efficiency effects of industry consolidation: Evidence from US interstate pipeline companies

Borge Hess

Since the early 1990s, the US natural gas sector is characterized by substantial industry restructuring as a result of regulatory requirements following a liberalization…

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