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Title: Residential electricity demand in Singapore
Authors: Ang, B.W. 
Goh, T.N. 
Liu, X.Q.
Issue Date: Jan-1992
Source: Ang, B.W.,Goh, T.N.,Liu, X.Q. (1992-01). Residential electricity demand in Singapore. Energy 17 (1) : 37-46. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Residential electricity consumption in Singapore increased at a rate of 8.8% per year between 1972 and 1990. Estimates of the long-run income and price elasticities are 1.0 and -0.35, respectively. The energy-conservation campaigns that have been launched are found to have marginal effects on consumption. A statistical analysis shows that the consumption is sensitive to small changes in climatic variables, particularly the temperature, which is closely linked to the growing diffusion of electric appliances for environmental controls. There has been a temporal increase in the ownership levels of appliances associated with increasing household incomes. However, other factors were involved since the ownership levels would also increase over time after the elimination of the income effect. A large part of the future growth in electricity demand will arise from the growing need for air-conditioning, which will lead to increasingly large seasonal variations in electricity use. © 1992.
Source Title: Energy
ISSN: 03605442
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