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Exploring drivers of sectoral electricity demand in Indonesia


Al Irsyad, M and Nepal, R and Halog, A, Exploring drivers of sectoral electricity demand in Indonesia, Energy Sources. Part B. Economics, Planning, and Policy, 13, (9-10) pp. 383-391. ISSN 1556-7249 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/15567249.2018.1538271


This study estimates the influence of income, electricity price, oil price, urbanization, and Asian economic crisis to electricity demands in residential, industrial, and commercial sectors of Indonesia using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) method. Our estimations reveal that electricity demands in all sectors during the period of 19692015 are significantly affected by income and urbanization in which the demands in all sectors are elastic to urbanization but inelastic to income. On the other hand, electricity price only significantly affects residential electricity demand while oil price does not have significant influence on electricity demands in all sectors. The electricity demands in residential and commercial sectors are also significantly inelastic to the number of electricity customers while Asian economic crisis in 1998 only affects industrial electricity demand. These findings are like most previous studies for other country cases but not to previous Indonesian studies that had suffered from the cointegration issues.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:electricity, customers, ARDL models, urbanization
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Industry policy
UTAS Author:Nepal, R (Dr Rabindra Nepal)
ID Code:130160
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-01-14
Last Modified:2019-03-22

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