The Difference Analysis of Residential Electricity Consumption in Taiwan: An Exploration of Urban Development Environment

  • 盧 伯豪

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Taiwan's dependence on imported energy reached 97% in 2017 and the policies focus on renewable energy technology but the demand side policies are rarely discussed In demand side residential electricity consumption is third It is important to study how to reduce the residential electricity use This study distinguishes past literatures into two research fields One is microeconomic theorem to discuss residential consumption activities The discussion on the formation and impact of habits has been paid more attention; the other discussed how to change living environment to reduce residential electricity consumption Therefore based on consumption habit and urban form this study considered the causality of spatial differences in residential electricity consumption This study is based on open data from government departments’ A monthly panel data structure is established for 19 counties level from 2012 to 2016 The variables are selected by correlation coefficients and previous literature Some of findings are worth summarizing: First local electricity habit (LEH) causes the difference on residential electricity consumption in static model In dymanic model the change of LEH in most counties are not significant Moreover it is difficult that the habit for basic electricity consumption can be changed by the policies Next the developed counties’ residential electricity consumption is significant difference with other counties Third extra electricity quantities which the household consumed decreases when the quality of life for the household have satisfied their demand Finally that the diminishing marginal electricity quantity for the density indicates that high density can improve the efficiency of electricity
Date of Award2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYen-Jong Chen (Supervisor)

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