Non-price energy conservation program and household energy consumption in Bangladesh
Last registered on August 08, 2017

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Trial Information
General Information
Title
Non-price energy conservation program and household energy consumption in Bangladesh
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002367
Initial registration date
August 08, 2017
Last updated
August 08, 2017 12:43 PM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
PI Affiliation
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2017-04-04
End date
2017-10-10
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We use a randomized controlled field experiment to examine the relative effectiveness of information in influencing residential energy consumption in Bangladesh. We assess the role of information on energy consumption by testing the effects of the following information: (i) expert advice on electricity conservation; (ii) (average) electricity consumption of others in the city; and (iii) own electricity consumption relative to neighbors’.

Registration Citation
Citation
Ahsanuzzaman, Ahsanuzzaman, Asad Islam and Liang Choon Wang. 2017. "Non-price energy conservation program and household energy consumption in Bangladesh." AEA RCT Registry. August 08. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2367/history/20329
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
We provide the following interventions: (i) expert advice on electricity conservation, (ii) information about (average) electricity consumption of others in the city, and (iii) information about own electricity consumption relative to comparable neighbors' electricity consumption; and (iv) no intervention - control group.
Intervention Start Date
2017-04-04
Intervention End Date
2017-09-30
Outcomes
Outcomes (end points)
Energy use, household electricity bill, other energy consumption and bills (such as gas)
Outcomes (explanation)
Survey data, and information from energy bill to be collected from agency and households
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Targeted households for our project are the ones with air-conditioners at home. We first identify the 2400 households with air-conditioners in three cities in Bangladesh- Dhaka, Khulna, and Jessore. We then randomly assign 2400 households into 4 groups. Three of the 4 groups are treated with three different treatments, and the remaining group is the control. The sample size in each group is almost equally divided. Randomization took place at the household (apartment) level.

Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization is done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Apartment (household) is the unit of randomization
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
2400 households
Sample size: planned number of observations
2400 households
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
600 in control group, 1800 households in three treatment groups each group dividing equally.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2017-02-03
IRB Approval Number
7841