Consumers' choices among alternative electricity programmes in Geneva - An empirical analysis

Sylvain Weber, Andrea Baranzini, Emmanuel Fragnière

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Abstract

Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) is a monopoly which delivers natural gas, water and electricity in the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland). A few years ago, SIG offered to Geneva households the possibility to choose among six different types of electricity products. The new electricity products differ particularly because of the origin of their production (natural gas, hydraulic, solar, etc.) and their prices. Through a survey research, we collected information about the households' choices among the different electricity products. By a series of logistic regressions, we assess what determines households' knowledge of the different electricity products which are offered by SIG, as well as the factors explaining their choices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-309
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Global Energy Issues
Volume31
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Electricity programmes
  • Energy prices
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Logit models
  • Consumer choice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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