Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data

 

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Durbach, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-22T08:39:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-22T08:39:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.5784/26-2-88
dc.identifier.citation Davis, S., & Durbach, I. (2010). Modelling household responses to energy effciency interventions via system dynamics and survey data. ORiON: The Journal of ORSSA, 26(2), 79-96. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-191X en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17194
dc.description.abstract An application of building a system dynamics model of the way households might respond to interventions aimed at reducing energy consumption (specifically the use of electricity) is described in this paper. A literature review of past research is used to build an initial integrated model of household consumption, and this model is used to generate a small number of research hypotheses about how households possessing different characteristics might react to various types of interventions. These hypotheses are tested using data gathered from an efficiency intervention conducted in a town in the South African Western Cape in which households were able to exchange regular light bulbs for more efficient compact fluorescent lamp light bulbs. Our experiences are (a) that a system dynamics approach proved useful in advancing a non-traditional point of view for which, for historical and economic reasons, data were not abundantly available; (b) that, in areas where traditional models are heavily quantitative, some scepticism to a system dynamics model may be expected; and (c) that a statistical comparison of model results by means of empirical data may be an effective tool in reducing such scepticism. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons — Attribution
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dc.source ORiON en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://orion.journals.ac.za/pub
dc.title Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-16T07:15:28Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords energy sector en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords system dynamics en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitation Davis, S., & Durbach, I. (2010). Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data. <i>ORiON</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17194 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Davis, Stephen, and Ian Durbach "Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data." <i>ORiON</i> (2010) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17194 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Davis S, Durbach I. Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data. ORiON. 2010; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17194. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Davis, Stephen AU - Durbach, Ian AB - An application of building a system dynamics model of the way households might respond to interventions aimed at reducing energy consumption (specifically the use of electricity) is described in this paper. A literature review of past research is used to build an initial integrated model of household consumption, and this model is used to generate a small number of research hypotheses about how households possessing different characteristics might react to various types of interventions. These hypotheses are tested using data gathered from an efficiency intervention conducted in a town in the South African Western Cape in which households were able to exchange regular light bulbs for more efficient compact fluorescent lamp light bulbs. Our experiences are (a) that a system dynamics approach proved useful in advancing a non-traditional point of view for which, for historical and economic reasons, data were not abundantly available; (b) that, in areas where traditional models are heavily quantitative, some scepticism to a system dynamics model may be expected; and (c) that a statistical comparison of model results by means of empirical data may be an effective tool in reducing such scepticism. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - ORiON LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 SM - 0259-191X T1 - Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data TI - Modelling household responses to energy efficiency interventions via system dynamics and survey data UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17194 ER - en_ZA


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