Requirements Engineering

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 23–37 | Cite as

A Unifying Framework for Representing Structural and Operational Aspects of Electricity Sector Deregulation

  • Nikos Prekas
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
Original Article

Recent years have witnessed a worldwide wave of deregulatory reforms in many areas of economic activity. In the electricity sector in particular, a multitude of completed as well as ongoing efforts for deregulation demonstrate the need for the development of a framework that allows a systematic reasoning on the valid alternatives for reform. In this paper we propose a view of the electricity supply industry that combines structural characteristics of the sector with operational ones so as to offer a unified view of deregulation alternatives. This framework allows the description of existing models of reform in a generic and abstract way, offering the ability to examine possible combinations of deregulatory features in a structured and repeatable manner.

Key words:Actor-Role Modelling – Deregulation – Electricity supply industry – Models – Operation – Structure 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikos Prekas
    • 1
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computation, UMIST, Manchester, UKGB

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