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Determinants of the Willingness to Energy Monitoring by Residential Consumers: A Case Study in the City of Wroclaw in Poland

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Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
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Wrocław Faculty of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Science and Humanities, Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland
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Current address: Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland.
Energies 2019, 12(5), 907; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12050907
Received: 1 February 2019 / Revised: 4 March 2019 / Accepted: 5 March 2019 / Published: 8 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Economics of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems)
This paper analyses attitudinal and socio-economic determinants of the householders’ willingness to monitor their energy consumption. Residential consumers can monitor their energy consumption by means of traditional (electricity bill) and modern tools (smart metering information platforms, SMP). Within this empirical study we test the effect of environmental attitudes, knowledge and perceived possibilities on consumers’ stages of readiness to adopt SMP based the stage model of self-regulated behavioral change (SSCB). Perceived possibilities to monitor energy consumption on a regular basis was found to be the predictor of adoption in every examined stage of readiness. General knowledge predicted adoption of the stage in which consumers declared willingness to learn know-how of using SMP. The results suggest that an effectiveness of educational campaigns may be restricted to only some consumers. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart metering; smart metering platform; knowledge; energy monitoring; consumers; stage model of self-regulated behavioral change; telephone survey smart metering; smart metering platform; knowledge; energy monitoring; consumers; stage model of self-regulated behavioral change; telephone survey
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Kowalska-Pyzalska, A.; Byrka, K. Determinants of the Willingness to Energy Monitoring by Residential Consumers: A Case Study in the City of Wroclaw in Poland. Energies 2019, 12, 907.

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