Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Every year, the U.S. government spends billions of dollars to encourage consumers and businesses to conserve energy. With the purpose of evaluating how effective these programs are and informing future policy designs, this paper uses the monthly electricity consumption data, collected from three military installations, to study how weather and price impact the usage patterns of residential electricity. This paper finds that rebate programs have the reverse effect of encouraging more energy consumption. Moreover, it suggests that the government set up a tiered-rate plan—using high prices to discourage residents from consuming more energy.
Qiu, Hanzhi, "How weather and price affect residential electricity consumption in U.S. military installations" (2022). CMC Senior Theses. 3001.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.