Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector

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Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector. / Tedenvall, Mats; Mundaca, Luis.

39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference. Norway : International Association for Energy Economics, 2016. p. 1.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Harvard

Tedenvall, M & Mundaca, L 2016, Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector. in 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference. International Association for Energy Economics, Norway, pp. 1, 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) International Conference, Bergen, Norway, 2016/06/19.

APA

Tedenvall, M., & Mundaca, L. (2016). Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector. In 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference (pp. 1). Norway: International Association for Energy Economics.

CBE

Tedenvall M, Mundaca L. 2016. Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector. In 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference. Norway: International Association for Energy Economics. pp. 1.

MLA

Tedenvall, Mats and Luis Mundaca "Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector". 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference. Norway: International Association for Energy Economics. 2016, 1.

Vancouver

Tedenvall M, Mundaca L. Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector. In 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference. Norway: International Association for Energy Economics. 2016. p. 1

Author

Tedenvall, Mats ; Mundaca, Luis. / Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector. 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference. Norway : International Association for Energy Economics, 2016. pp. 1

RIS

TY - GEN

T1 - Behaviour, context and electricity use: Exploring the effects of real-time feedback in the Swedish residential sector

AU - Tedenvall, Mats

AU - Mundaca, Luis

PY - 2016/6/19

Y1 - 2016/6/19

N2 - This paper provides an empirical analysis of the effectiveness of real-time feedback technology in the Swedish residential sector. We take the ‘100Koll’ service provided by one the largest energy companies in Sweden as a case study. Based on an intervention group (i.e. people using the service) of 1 753 households, a survey was carried out to explore behavioural, moral, socio-economic and contextual variables affecting electricity consumption and savings, and the effectiveness of the 100Koll service. Data was collected from January 2011 to April 2015 and both engineering and econometrics analyses were applied. Results show a fall in consumption in the range of 1.4–1.9%. In principle, this finding is better explained by socio-economic and contextual factors (e.g. household size) than behavioural and moral issues. However, those households with greater perceived behavioural control and a greater sense of moral obligation were the ones that actually reduced their consumption. It is concluded that the implementation of real-time feedback per se is likely to be insufficient to foster increased energy efficiency. Complementary policy measures (e.g. energy and carbon pricing, awareness raising) need to be designed and implemented accordingly.

AB - This paper provides an empirical analysis of the effectiveness of real-time feedback technology in the Swedish residential sector. We take the ‘100Koll’ service provided by one the largest energy companies in Sweden as a case study. Based on an intervention group (i.e. people using the service) of 1 753 households, a survey was carried out to explore behavioural, moral, socio-economic and contextual variables affecting electricity consumption and savings, and the effectiveness of the 100Koll service. Data was collected from January 2011 to April 2015 and both engineering and econometrics analyses were applied. Results show a fall in consumption in the range of 1.4–1.9%. In principle, this finding is better explained by socio-economic and contextual factors (e.g. household size) than behavioural and moral issues. However, those households with greater perceived behavioural control and a greater sense of moral obligation were the ones that actually reduced their consumption. It is concluded that the implementation of real-time feedback per se is likely to be insufficient to foster increased energy efficiency. Complementary policy measures (e.g. energy and carbon pricing, awareness raising) need to be designed and implemented accordingly.

KW - Behaviour

KW - Electricity use

KW - Real-time feedback

KW - Residential sector

KW - Sweden

UR - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304673604_Behaviour_context_and_electricity_use_Exploring_the_effects_of_real-_time_feedback_in_the_Swedish_residential_sector

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

SP - 1

BT - 39th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference

PB - International Association for Energy Economics

CY - Norway

ER -