Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107912
Authors: 
Pieralli, Simone
Ritter, Matthias
Odening, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2015-004
Abstract: 
This article examines the efficiency of wind energy production. We quantify production losses in four wind parks across Germany for 19 wind turbines with non-convex efficiency analysis. In a second stage regression, we adapt the linear regression results of Kneip, Simar, Wilson (2014) to explain electricity losses by means of a bias-corrected truncated regression. Our results show that electricity losses amount to 27% of the maximal producible electricity. These losses can be mainly traced back to changing wind conditions while only 6 % are caused by turbine errors.
Subjects: 
wind energy
efficiency
free disposal hull
bias correction
JEL: 
D20
D21
Q42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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