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Performance Evaluation of Thermal Power Generation: Non-Parametric Frontier Approach

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  • Sahba Fatima

    (School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India.)

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This paper employs Data Envelopment Analysis under input-oriented approach, for evaluating the generation performance of coal-based thermal power plants in India covering the period 2001-02 to 2010-11. The average score of 79.19 % in technical efficiency was observed which remained stable with slight improvement during the period. Improved technological change has contributed to the performance of the sector and malmquist productivity index has witnessed an increase. Privately-owned plants compared to public sector ones showed a fairly high average technical efficiency of 90 % as against the overall average of 79.19 %. Technically efficient plants emit less suspended particulate matter.

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  • Sahba Fatima, 2016. "Performance Evaluation of Thermal Power Generation: Non-Parametric Frontier Approach," Bulletin of Energy Economics (BEE), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 4(1), pages 81-92, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijr:beejor:v:4:y:2016:i:1:p:81-92
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    Keywords

    Technical Efficiency; Malmquist Productivity Index; Thermal Power Generation;
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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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