Consumers choices among alternative electricity programs in Geneva : an empirical analysis

Weber, Sylvain ; Baranzini, Andrea ; Fragnière, Emmanuel

In: International journal of global energy issues, 2009, vol. 31, no. 3-4, p. 295-308

Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) is the monopoly which delivers natural gas, water and electricity in the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland). A few years ago, SIG offered to Geneva households the possibility to choose among 6 different types of electricity products. Those new electricity products differ in particular because of the origin of their production (natural gas, hydraulic, solar, etc.)... Plus

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