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Households’ Demand Response to Changes in Electricity Prices: A Microeconomic-Physical Approach

Walid Matar ()

Discussion Papers from King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Abstract: Energy economists are interested in how a change in electricity prices prompts a response by way of end-user power demand. It is difficult to estimate price elasticities statistically if historical prices are low and change infrequently, especially in the short run. This paper extends a previous analysis by Matar (2018) that explored the merger of a residential building energy model and a utility maximization component by incorporating more demand-reducing measures within a utility-maximization framework for households. The framework is informed by the physical equations that govern how electricity is consumed.

Keywords: Electricity demand; Consumer Energy Use; Electricity consumption; Electricity prices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2019-02
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DOI: 10.30573/KS--2019-DP51

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