Close menu


Sunderland Repository records the research produced by the University of Sunderland including practice-based research and theses.

Efficiency Evaluation of Natural Gas Power Plants Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Sofianopoulou, Stella (2009) Efficiency Evaluation of Natural Gas Power Plants Using Data Envelopment Analysis. In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM 2009), 8-11 Dec 2009, Hong Kong.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of a network of natural gas power plants using the Data Envelopment Analysis approach. The network is modelled as a linear system with multiple inputs and outputs. As inputs one could consider, for instance, the age of a plant, the total number of hours that a plant is in operation during each year, etc. As outputs the model considers the electrical
energy delivered per year, the number of hours that the plant is not in operation, etc. The proposed approach does not only evaluate each plant relative to the other ones, but it also ‘produces’ policy making scenarios that would enable plant managers to improve the plant’s operational characteristics. Computational results based on real-world data are presented and discussed. Relationships between
efficiency scores and various inputs/outputs are also investigated and some interesting trends are identified.

[img] PDF (Conference paper)
IEEM_2009_Ste.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (648kB) | Request a copy

More Information

Depositing User: Stella Sofianopoulou


Item ID: 10121
Official URL:

Users with ORCIDS

ORCID for Stella Sofianopoulou: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 11:32
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 12:01


Author: Stella Sofianopoulou ORCID iD

University Divisions

Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism


Business and Management

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item