Energy Communities and Energy Conservation

Last registered on December 07, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Energy Communities and Energy Conservation
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006850
Initial registration date
December 06, 2020

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
December 07, 2020, 10:51 AM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PI Affiliation
RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
PI Affiliation
RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
PI Affiliation
University of Bonn
PI Affiliation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PI Affiliation
RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2020-10-13
End date
2022-05-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study aims to investigate to what extent the membership in an energy community induces electricity conservation and enhances the effect of real-time feedback on water and energy consumption. It is the first study to explore this relationship in a field experiment, in which random assignment of participants to treatment groups allows for estimation of causal effects. The results are important for the effective design and support of energy communities and behavioral interventions to induce household electricity conservation.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Andor, Mark A. et al. 2020. "Energy Communities and Energy Conservation." AEA RCT Registry. December 07. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6850
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-12-07
Intervention End Date
2021-07-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
See attached Pre-Analysis Plan
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
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Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
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Randomization Unit
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Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
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Sample size: planned number of observations
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Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
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Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
See attached Pre-Analysis Plan
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Research Ethics Review Committee (BETHCIE) of the Faculty of Sciences, Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdam
IRB Approval Date
2020-06-02
IRB Approval Number
N/A
Analysis Plan

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