:: Volume 3, Issue 8 (Quarterly Journal Of Energy Policy and Planning Research 2017) ::
2017, 3(8): 33-67 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Technical and Environmental Efficiency of Selected Thermal Power Plants of Iran
َAli Emami meibodi , Hamid Amadeh , Firouzeh Amini
Associate Prof. Allameh Tabataba'i university
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In this study, the technical and environmental efficiency of 16 selected thermal power plants of Iran during 2011-2015 were evaluated using Data Envelope Analysis (DEA) approach. The inputs of this model include labor, installed capacity and fuel consumption, and its outputs are electricity generation, CO2 and SO2 emissions. The results show that the average technical efficiency of the sample power plants range from 84.7% to 88.4%. The environmental efficiency of power plants was between 85.7% and 90.1 % . Environmental productivity of power plants based on Malmquist Index has fluctuated during the past 5 years and has finally increased.
To increase the efficiency of power plants, it is recommended that the scale of power plants to be increased, gas turbine and combined cycle power plants to get higher shares, natural gas to be the dominant primary energy used as fuel, and the  power plant technologies to be  modernized and standardized.
Keywords: Thermal Power plant, Technical Efficiency, Environmental Efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/06/25 | Accepted: 2017/09/10 | Published: 2017/12/20

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