Variations in the OfGEM price cap and the Government’s Energy Price Guarantee have created unexpected experimental conditions in which large parts of the UK population were exposed to involuntary changes to their tariffs.
The EDOL Cost of Living lab uses energy use, tariff and socio-demographic information to understand how different publics responded to these changes.
How do changes in energy prices affect energy services for different groups in society?
A cohort of 147 participants was recruited from an online panel. These are randomly selected with some stratification to correct for household composition biases.
The current sample
- under-represents low income groups and
- is biased towards age groups between 30 and 60.
- good representation of fuel poor households
- half-hourly household electricity and gas use
- half-hourly energy cost
- tariff type
- income group
- financial situation
- household composition
- national energy price data (price caps)
Researchers: Eoghan, Tina
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