Stylized Facts on Thailand's Residential Electricity Consumption: Evidence from the Provincial Electricity Authority
Tosapol Apaitan () and
Additional contact information
Wichsinee Wibulpolprasert: Thailand Development Research Institute
PIER Discussion Papers from Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research
This paper documents a few stylized facts of the residential electricity consumption in Thailand. Using an administrative billing records of 16 million residential meters, we find the following stylized facts and potential uses of the data. First, electricity consumption pattern can be used as proxies for household's wealth and wealth inequality since it reflects ownership of durable electrical appliances. Second, bill payment choices suggest that a majority of the households still face non-trivial transaction costs in paying their utility bills. Lastly, the electricity consumption pattern suggests that wealthier households are more sensitive to the temperature change but are less sensitive to the change in price.
Keywords: Electricity Consumption; Inequality; Price Elasticity; Bill Payment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q41 Q48 D63 L94 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 page
Date: 2018-08, Revised 2018-08
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Published in PIER Discussion Paper Series
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.pier.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/pier_dp_107.pdf Published version, 2018 (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pui:dpaper:107
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in PIER Discussion Papers from Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by PIER ().