Preferences for dynamic electricity tariffs: A comparison of households in Germany and Japan
Victor von Loessl () and
Heike Wetzel ()
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Miwa Nakai: Fukui Prefectural University
Victor von Loessl: University of Kassel
MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)
We evaluate a stated choice experiment on dynamic electricity tariffs based on two representative household surveys from Germany and Japan. Our results indicate significant differences between German and Japanese respondentsâ€™ preferences towards dynamic tariffs, with the latter generally being more open to dynamic pricing. Furthermore, our unique experimental design allows to disentangle preferences for inter- and intraday price changes, which are two essential tariff characteristics. In this respect, our results suggest that households need significant compensation in order to accept frequently changing price patters. In contrast, they are mostly indifferent with respect to the number of price changes per day. Besides the implementation of an environmental treatment message, we additionally investigate tariff characteristics, which aim at overcoming household acceptance barriers. To this end, a restrictive use of householdsâ€™ consumption data, price caps, as well as highlighting the environmental benefits associated to dynamic tariffs present themselves as suitable tools to reduce householdsâ€™ aversions against dynamic electricity tariffs.
Keywords: Dynamic electricity tariffs; Stated choice experiment; Household acceptance barriers; Tariff design (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 D12 Q41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
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