Consumers' Choices Among Alternative Electricity Programs in Geneva - An Empirical Analysis

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 31(3/4): 295-309

13 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2007 Last revised: 16 Dec 2014

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Sylvain Weber

University of Neuchatel - Institute for Research in Economics (IRENE)

Andrea Baranzini

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland - Geneva School of Business Administration

Emmanuel Fragniere

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland - Geneva School of Business Administration

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) is the monopoly which delivers natural gas, water and electricity in the Geneva Canton. A few years ago, SIG offered to Geneva households 6 different types of electricity products from which households can choose. Those new electricity products differ in particular because of the origin of their production (natural gas, hydraulic, solar, asf) and of their price. Through a survey research, we investigate what are the main factors which explain household choices among the different products. By using a series of logistic regressions, we assess what determines households' knowledge of the different electricity products which are offered by SIG and the factors explaining their choices among them.

Keywords: Energy prices, Customer choice, Logit model

JEL Classification: Q41, D12, C35

Suggested Citation

Weber, Sylvain and Baranzini, Andrea and Fragniere, Emmanuel, Consumers' Choices Among Alternative Electricity Programs in Geneva - An Empirical Analysis (2009). International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 31(3/4): 295-309, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1071929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1071929

Sylvain Weber (Contact Author)

University of Neuchatel - Institute for Research in Economics (IRENE) ( email )

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Neuchatel, 2000
Switzerland
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HOME PAGE: http://www2.unine.ch/irene/lang/en/collaborateurs/sylvain_weber

Andrea Baranzini

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland - Geneva School of Business Administration ( email )

CH-1227 Geneva
Switzerland
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+41-22-388 1701 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://campus.hesge.ch/baranzia/

Emmanuel Fragniere

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland - Geneva School of Business Administration ( email )

CH-1227 Geneva
Switzerland

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