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Electricity demand in the Chinese urban household-sector


  • Murata, Akinobu
  • Kondou, Yasuhiko
  • Hailin, Mu
  • Weisheng, Zhou


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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  • Murata, Akinobu & Kondou, Yasuhiko & Hailin, Mu & Weisheng, Zhou, 2008. "Electricity demand in the Chinese urban household-sector," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 85(12), pages 1113-1125, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:85:y:2008:i:12:p:1113-1125

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