Laura M. Andersen
Institute of Food and Resource Economics
Rolighedsvej 23, DK-1958
Institutional Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|February 2019||Can Incentives to Increase Electricity Use Reduce the Cost of Integrating Renewable Resources|
with Lars Gårn Hansen, Carsten Lynge Jensen, Frank A. Wolak: w25615
We report results from a large field experiment that with a few hours prior notice provided Danish residential consumers with dynamic price and environmental signals aimed at causing them to shift their consumption either into or away from certain hours of the day. The same marginal price signal is found to cause substantially larger consumption shifts into target hours compared to consumption shifts away from target hours. Consumption is also reduced in the hours of the day before and after these into target hours and there is weaker evidence of increased consumption in the hours surrounding away target hours. The same into versus away results hold for the environmental signals, although the absolute size of the eects are smaller. Using detailed household-level demographic information fo...