Household electricity efficiency: a conceptual study of energy use and savings in Algeria

Abder R. Beloucif, Emma Reid

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Abstract

Purpose of the paper
This study aims to develop an Energy Efficiency and Savings Policy Framework that can enhance the management of Householders’ electricity consumption in Algeria.

Design/methodology/approach
This is a desk research using documents from deferent sources (papers, governments reports, etc). The analysis of the secondary data follows a qualitative approach.

Findings

In Algeria, there is increasing political pressure to reduce the environmental impacts of energy use, diversify electricity production systems and promote energy efficiency. Stimulating householders’ adoption of Energy Efficiency measures has been emerged as an urgent interest. A new national programme on energy efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energies (RE) has been put in place but electricity consumption continues to raise. This is due to an absence of awareness and lack of culture on energy efficiency among Algerians leading to a resistance to change their energy behaviour.

The householders’ behaviour is a multifaceted, complicated and generally influenced by several factors both individual and contextual. The findings from the secondary research show that psychological factors (attitude, culture, belief, values, habits, preferences, subjective norms, environmental awareness, and self-efficacy) have an influence on householders’ behaviours. A more realistic and comprehensive understanding of Energy Change Behaviour should implicitly integrate several theories and adopt various approaches.

Practical implications
The outcomes of this study are expected to design appropriate energy conservation strategies.

Originality/value of paper
This study fills an important gap in the body of the literature using psychological and techno-socioeconomic variables in changing Householders’ Energy Behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages32-32
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2019
Event Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development 4th Annual Conference - Universitt of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development 4th Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleCAREED 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley
Period29/08/1930/08/19

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Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Electricity
  • Algeria
  • Change behaviour

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Beloucif, A. R., & Reid, E. (2019). Household electricity efficiency: a conceptual study of energy use and savings in Algeria. 32-32. Paper presented at Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development 4th Annual Conference, Paisley, United Kingdom.