Designing reward and penalty scheme in performance-based regulation for electric distribution companies
2012 (English)In: IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, ISSN 1751-8687, Vol. 6, no 9, 893-901 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A reward and penalty scheme (RPS) in performance-based regulation (PBR) penalises companies for providing poor reliability and rewards them for providing good reliability. In this study, an algorithm is presented to obtain the parameters of RPS for each electric company by using data envelopment analysis (DEA) and fuzzy c-means clustering (FCM). This algorithm is based on system average interruption duration index (SAIDI) and customers' value of interruptions. FCM algorithm is applied to find similar distribution companies and cluster companies into different clusters. The best performer in each cluster is utilised as a benchmark for other companies and DEA is used to set a quality target for each electric distribution company. The performance of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated in a case study to design RPS for Iranian electricity distribution companies. The results of the algorithm include DEA efficiency score, parameters of RPS and financial risk assessment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 6, no 9, 893-901 p.
Benchmarking, Data envelopment analysis, Electric power distribution, Electric utilities, Industry, Parameter estimation
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51377DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2011.0339ISI: 000308417900009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865600931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-51377DiVA: diva2:464050
QC 201211092011-12-122011-12-122013-04-16Bibliographically approved