Household behavior to manage electricity consumption after the tariff increase

  • Edward Edward Magister Management, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia
  • Johannes Johannes Doctoral Program, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia
Keywords: Electricity consumption, Household management, Household saving behavior

Abstract

The event of price electricity increases in Indonesia since 2017 is expected to encourage households to take planned actions on electricity consumption.  Hence, this study is intended to reveal the behavior of households to support   electricity consumption saving program of the household consumers. By using the Theory of Planned Behavior   approach, it is known that: 1) the respondents realize the importance of saving electricity consumption through their behavior; varied regulating electricity equipment, providing household appliances, the use of electricity saving devices.  2) However,  households are hindered by   psychological constraints about their uncertainty rewards. 3) There is no evidence that households take planned actions in order to use electricity more economically. Thus, it is recommended that PLN (State Owned Electricity Corporation) continue to carry out integrated communication over household consumer about practices to save electricity. It could be conducted by introducing values established, including rewards that can be adopted by households as part of education to the households.

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Published
2019-11-12
How to Cite
Edward, E., & Johannes, J. (2019). Household behavior to manage electricity consumption after the tariff increase. Jurnal Perspektif Pembiayaan Dan Pembangunan Daerah, 7(2), 195 - 202. https://doi.org/10.22437/ppd.v7i2.7756