Prepaid electricity and in-home displays: An alternative for the most vulnerable households in Colombia

Mateo Cardona, Juan Miguel Gallego, John Jairo García, Jamer Arturo Franco

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Abstract

Exploiting the implementation of a Prepaid Electricity Program in the region of Antioquia (Colombia), we estimate the impact that switching to a prepaid program has on users’ energy consumption behavior. In particular, we focus the analysis on those that are more vulnerable from a socio-economic perspective. The results show that the new metering scheme and the information provision is associated with a decline in electricity consumption.This scheme allow users to improve their consumption paths, while their access to public electricity services is guaranteed, minimizing disconnection risks and the associated costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106824
JournalElectricity Journal
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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