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Identifying and Analyzing the Cultural, Social and Technical Components of Optimizing Electricity Consumption in the Residential Sector (Case Study: Area Covered by Fars Regional Electricity Company)

Saeedeh Yazdanpanah Fard (), Ebrahim Heidari () and Ahmad Ghorbanpour ()
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Saeedeh Yazdanpanah Fard: Graduated from Master of Energy Economics, University of Persian Gulf
Ebrahim Heidari: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Persian Gulf
Ahmad Ghorbanpour: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Management, University of Persian Gulf

Quarterly Journal of Applied Theories of Economics, 2021, vol. 7, issue 4, 85-116

Abstract: Given the importance of optimizing and improving energy efficiency in society and the need for policymakers to consider this issue in different dimensions, this study aimed to identify and analyze the role of economic, cultural, social, technical, climate and demand side management in improving efficiency. Electricity consumption has been done in the domestic sector of Fars Regional Electricity Company. The statistical population of this study included 1951 experts, deputies and managers working in the field covered by Fars Regional Electricity Company. This research lasted from March 2017 to the end of January 2017. The statistical sample of this study was selected by simple random sampling method. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by content validity and its reliability was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha. The data analysis method used in this study is structural equation modeling with partial least squares approach. The results show that the components of technical, cultural, social, demand, economic and climatic factors have the greatest impact on improving the efficiency of electricity consumption in the household sector, respectively

Keywords: Energy Efficiency; Residential Areas; Fars Regional Electricity Company (FREC); Modeling structural equations with partial least squares approach. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D60 Q41 Q48 R21 R29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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