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Impact of Weather and Climate Sensitivity....

  • Economics

  • Author   :    B.P. Chandramohan
    Year of Publication   :   2019
    ISBN   :   9789388147064
    Language   :   English
    Binding   :   Hard Bound
    Pages   :   468
    Size   :   23 cms
    Categories   :   New Books, Economics, 2019
    Price  :  2100

    About the Book :

    The book presents a meticulous elucidation of the link between climate and weather sensitivity for household electricity demand. It concentrates on uncertainties compounded by the projected electricity demand and the possible climate change impacts that are likely to increase in the near future. The book uses empirical and secondary data to understand household usage and practices to comprehend the relationship between weather and climate change and the electric power consumption. The relationship between temperature and electricity demand in non-linear as household electricity demand is positive to temperatures in summer and negatively related to temperatures in winter. Therefore, climate change is expected to reduce electricity consumption in winter and increase electricity consumption in the summer. Also, people will respond positive to temperature increase and decrease beyond the threshold level to an increase in income as adaptation measures to get comfortable indoor temperature along both intensive and extensive margins of adjustment. During summer months, people may acclimatize by using existing cooling equipment more intensively on a hot day and in due course they may choose to buy an air conditioner to ease expected reduction in comfort due to changing climate. In fact, climate will determine the stock of electric equipment and the weather decides the utilization. The significance of the study is that household electricity consumption has more spatial-temporal heterogeneity influenced by consumer behaviour than that in other sectors. The main emphasis is on the stock of electrical appliance and electricity consumption concentrates on consumer behaviour besides other determinants.

    The book is written and designed for researchers in energy and environmental economics, academicians and also policy-makers. The author adopted a kind of descriptive and diagnostic approach and a wealth of information that make the book unique in coverage as well as approach. A systematic analysis is made through collecting information about weather related variables and electricity consumption of households in different seasons of a year. The comprehensive treatment of the stock of electric appliances and their electricity consumption combining immediate past consumption history and the wattage of electricity consumption make this book unmatched and more realistic than the contemporary models.

    Contents : Introduction; Energy and Economic Development; Indian Power Scenerio; Demand and Supply of Electricity; Efficiency in Household Electricity Consumption and the Role of Demand Side Management; Household Electric Appliances and  Weather Sensitivity of Electricity  Demand; Impact of Weather and Climate Sensitivity on Electricity Demand; Socio-economic Characteristics of Households; Housing Characteristics and Energy Consumption of Households; Stock of Electrical Appliances for  Different Household End-uses; Pattern of Power Consumption of Weather Sensitive Electrical Appliances among Households; Implication of Weather and Climate Sensitivity for Residential End-use Electricity Consumption; Summary of the Findings and Suggestions.

    About the Author

    Dr. B.P. Chandramohan is a former professor of Economics at Presidency College, Chennai. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience to his credit. The author is a well known academician and a prolific writer and a regular participant of national and international seminars both in India and abroad. His research ranges across many fields within Economics especially in energy and environmental economics under development research. In addition to this he is an adviser to some national and regional bodies. He authored one and edited four books and written articles in various journals, books and periodicals in India and abroad.  He is a life member of various Indian and international academic bodies and presently he is the Vice President of Indian Economic Association.

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