Learning Objectives

In this module we will continue to talk about the fundamentals of transmission/distribution network pricing. The learning outcomes of this week are:

  • Explore another mode of incentive-based regulation: yardstick or benchmark analysis;
  • Understand the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model and its variations regarding returns to scale;
  • Introduce the concept of duality theory in LP;
  • Evaluate performance of electric utilities for case study with 20 utilities.


Here is a link to the slide deck used in class.



Additional resources and readings on benchmark analysis.

Topics for Discussion/Reflection


For this module you will complete Assignment 4. The due date for A4 is Friday Nov 17.