Characteristics and Determinants of Household Electricity Consumption for Different Levels of Electricity Use in Korea

국내 가구의 전력소비 수준에 따른 특성 및 결정요인

  • Received : 2017.02.07
  • Accepted : 2017.06.19
  • Published : 2017.07.01


This study compares the characteristics and the determinants of household electricity consumption for low electricity consuming and high electricity consuming households. The data are drawn from a household energy consumption sample survey by Korea Energy Economics Institute in 2015. The results show the differences in socio-demographic, dwelling, and electricity consumption characteristics between two households. Next, the factors affecting the household's electricity consumption are investigated. Common factor affecting the electricity consumption function is only the number of electrical appliances. There are also the differences in major determinants of the household's electricity consumption functions for two households. The results of this study would be useful for understanding socio-demographic, dwelling, and electricity consumption characteristics of low electricity consuming and high electricity consuming households.


Supported by : Sookmyung Women's University


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