Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67380
Authors: 
Schleich, Joachim
Klobasa, Marian
Götz, Sebastian
Brunner, Marc
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Sustainability and Innovation S8/2012
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the effects of providing feedback on electricity consumption in a field trial involving more than 1,500 households in Linz, Austria. About half of these households received feedback together with information about electricity-saving measures (pilot group), while the remaining households served as a control group. Participation in the pilot group was random, but households were able to choose between two types of feedback: access to a web portal or written feedback by post. Results from cross section OLS regression suggest that feedback provided to the pilot group corresponds with electricity savings of around 4.5 % for the average household. Our results from quantile regressions imply that for house-holds in the 30th to the 70th percentile, feedback on electricity consumption is statistically significant and effects are highest in absolute terms and as a share of electricity consumption. For percentiles below or above this range, feedback ap-pears to have no effect. Finally, controlling for a potential endogeneity bias induced by non random participation in the feedback type groups, we find no difference in the effects of feedback provided via the web portal and by post.
Subjects: 
smart metering
feedback
household electricity consumption
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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