Project Management Efficiency of a Portuguese Electricity Distribution Utility Using Data Envelopment Analysis

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Abstract

In this paper a model to assess the efficiency of project management by a Portuguese company responsible for the electricity distributionis proposed. The main objectives of the model is to assist the company in three areas: Assess the efficiency of twenty five Operational Areas developing remote control projects of the distribution network, making more transparent the benefits of an integrated project management methodology; identify possible actions to improve the efficiency of those Operational Areas; and prepare the company to use the model for evaluating the efficiency of other projects. Data envelopment analysis is used to assess the ability of this utility in converting inputs into outputs upon remote control projects in the distribution network during a period of time. The most important findings of this study regard the identification of inefficient Operational Areas, further showing how much the Operational Areas should reduce their resources usage and which Operational Areas are performing at best level, setting the best practices to be benchmarked.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, CENTERIS/PROJMAN/HCIST 2015
EditorsM. M. Cruz-Cunha, J. Varajão, R. Rijo, R. Martinho, P. Schubert, A. Boonstra, R. Correia, A. Berler
PublisherElsevier
Pages674-682
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventConference on ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS) / International Conference on Project MANagement (ProjMAN) / International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (HCist) - Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: 7 Oct 20159 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameProcedia Computer Science
PublisherElsevier
Volume64
ISSN (Print)1877-0509

Conference

ConferenceConference on ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS) / International Conference on Project MANagement (ProjMAN) / International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (HCist)
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura
Period7/10/159/10/15

Keywords

  • DEA
  • efficiency analysis
  • electricity distribution utility
  • Project management

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