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Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

On-line version ISSN 2413-3051
Print version ISSN 1021-447X


READE, Samantha; ZEWOTIR, Temesgen  and  NORTH, Delia. Modelling household electricity consumption in eThekwini municipality. J. energy South. Afr. [online]. 2016, vol.27, n.2, pp.38-49. ISSN 2413-3051.

South African municipalities are faced with the challenges of growing demand for services. This study models the energy consumption estimation practice within the Durban municipal area. It was found that an estimation technique that accounts for the seasonal and monthly effects, as well as residential type, predicts monthly individual household electricity consumption with minimum error. Models that were developed may be used to estimate electricity consumption for household billings within a municipality.

Keywords : electricity consumption; mixed models; municipalities; billing.

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