ESRI Research Bulletin

Curtailing use of large domestic appliances during the peak electricity load periods

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September 29, 2020
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This research examines electricity customers’ attitudes towards future electricity supply contracts that may include appliance curtailment clauses. Results indicate that while there is a wide variance in customers’ views, curtailment contracts related to dishwashers, washing machines, and tumble dryers are more likely to be acceptable to customers compared to electric ovens.