Household Electricity Consumption Behaviour of Ranchi

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Rajnish Kumar


The Indian economy has hit a snag because of the country's ongoing energy problems. Higher disposable incomes and new patterns of work, play, and behaviour are spurring rapid alterations in way of life. Being the state capital, Ranchi city's residential sector uses a considerable amount of electricity. This study delves to gain an understanding of the relationship between energy consumption in urban households and the various factors that influence it. A strong link exists between the amount of energy used and the number of appliances a household owns. The number of people living in a home has a direct correlation to the number of appliances, rooms, windows, and doors that are owned by that family. Increased needs, appliance running times, and high heat gain and loss through openings may be to blame for this trend. In light of the rapid increase in the population and high standard of living in the Indian community, more energy consumption is expected in the near future. It was found that energy use is influenced by a household's population size as well as its socioeconomic standing. Additionally, households with air conditioning use more energy overall than those without it, which may be related to their higher socioeconomic status. Season, neighbourhood, socioeconomic status, and type of residence all affect peak demand and electricity consumption differently.


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Kumar, R. (2022). Household Electricity Consumption Behaviour of Ranchi. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 3(02), 119–124. Retrieved from


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