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Simultaneous activities in the household and residential electricity demand in Spain

Torriti, J. and Santiago, I. (2019) Simultaneous activities in the household and residential electricity demand in Spain. Time & Society, 28 (1). pp. 175-199. ISSN 1461-7463

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1177/0961463X16656867

Abstract/Summary

Recent research and policy studies on the low-carbon future highlight the importance of flexible electricity demand. This might be problematic particularly for residential electricity demand, which is related to simultaneous consumers’ practices in the household. This paper analyses issues of simultaneity in residential electricity demand in Spain. It makes use of the 2011 Spanish Time Use Survey data with comparisons from the previous Spanish Time Use Survey and the Harmonised European Time Use Surveys. Findings show that media activities are associated the highest levels of continuity and simultaneity, particularly in the early and late parts of the evening during weekdays.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Energy Research
ID Code:65717
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electricity demand; Simultaneity; Social practice theory; Spain; Time use
Publisher:Sage

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