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Title: Revisiting electric utilities' efficiency in the Southern African power pool, 1998-2009
Authors: Ramos Real, Francisco Javier
Tovar De La Fe, Beatriz Erasmi 
UNESCO Clasification: 531205 Energía
Keywords: Control of corruption
Density in consumption
Load factor
Technical inefficiency
Vertical structure
Issue Date: 2020
Journal: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa 
Abstract: This study analyses the determinants of the technical efficiency performance for Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) power utilities in the period 1998-2009, excluding South Africa's Eskom. The study formulated an ex-plicit model for technical inefficiency by considering the vertical structure of the utilities and the definition of the product, considering the specific characteristics of this sample. It was found that the most significant im-provement in the average efficiency of the sample occurred from 2000 to 2002, coinciding with the first SAPP Energy Plan of 2001. Density in consumption, control of corruption and load factor also contributed to the different levels of efficiency. The results provided a new empirical evidence that can be useful for the design of energy policy and incentive regulation.
ISSN: 1021-447X
DOI: 10.17159/2413-3051/2020/v31i1a7670
Source: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa[ISSN 1021-447X],v. 31 (1), p. 1-13, (Enero 2020)
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