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Determinants of household electricity consumption in Greece: a statistical analysis

Dimitra Kotsila () and Persefoni Polychronidou ()
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Dimitra Kotsila: Hellenic Open University
Persefoni Polychronidou: International Hellenic University

Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2021, vol. 10, issue 1, 1-20

Abstract: Abstract Over the last decades, the contemporary way of living, as well as the technology development, has increased the household electricity consumption. The excessive use of electricity has a negative impact on the environment, increasing the carbon footprint and contributing to the climate change. Governments are more and more concerned about the way our societies consume energy and are committed to reduce the greenhouse emissions. As the residential sector contributes significantly to energy use, it is crucial to investigate the socio-economic parameters, dwellings’ characteristics, and climate conditions that determine the electricity consumption in households. The data of this study are collected from 1801 dwellings from all regions of Greece and two statistical models are built. Both of them conclude that the most significant determinants influencing the electricity consumption are the number of occupants, the size of the dwelling, the heating type, the heating and cooling hours, and the weather conditions.

Keywords: Electricity; Consumption; Determinants; Socio-economic; Statistical analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1186/s13731-021-00161-9

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