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Electricity demand in the Chinese urban household-sector

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  • Murata, Akinobu
  • Kondou, Yasuhiko
  • Hailin, Mu
  • Weisheng, Zhou
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    This paper presents the results of estimating how much electricity is currently used and would be used in future in China's urban household-sector. Conclusions are derived from an analysis of data obtained from a questionnaire survey recently conducted in 13 cities in China. Electricity used for various purposes in China's urban-households is evaluated, considering climate conditions specific to the target regions and the possession of end-use appliances. How much electricity could be saved in the future by improving the efficiency of end-use lighting equipment, room air-conditioners, refrigerators, and TV sets is estimated. It is demonstrated that about 28% reduction could be achieved in the year of 2020 by means of improving the efficiency of these end-use appliances.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.

    Volume (Year): 85 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 12 (December)
    Pages: 1113-1125

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    Keywords: China Urban-household Electricity-consumption Projection Energy-conservation Efficiency improvement;

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    1. Wang, Zhaohua & Zhang, Bin & Yin, Jianhua & Zhang, Yixiang, 2011. "Determinants and policy implications for household electricity-saving behaviour: Evidence from Beijing, China," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(6), pages 3550-3557, June.
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    4. Nie, Hongguang & Kemp, René, 2014. "Index decomposition analysis of residential energy consumption in China: 2002–2010," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 121(C), pages 10-19.
    5. Ma, Guo & Andrews-Speed, Philip & Zhang, Jiandong, 2013. "Chinese consumer attitudes towards energy saving: The case of household electrical appliances in Chongqing," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 591-602.
    6. Inglesi, Roula, 2010. "Aggregate electricity demand in South Africa: Conditional forecasts to 2030," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 197-204, January.
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