Determinants of energy demand and willingness to pay for improved energy source among household in Mubi metropolis, Adamawa – Nigeria
Ishaq Saad Idris
This paper examines the determinants of households energy demand and energy use in order to provide useful information on energy consumption pattern of Mubi metropolis in Adamawa State – Nigeria. The paper explore various energy sources such as traditional biomass, wood fuel, kerosene, LPG, solar, wind, and electricity and the willingness of the households to shift from one energy source to the other. Secondary sources of data were used extensively for this work and the data were collected from Yola Electricity Distribution Company Mubi branch (YEDC, Mubi) and NNPC depot Yola. The study utilizes econometrics methods of regression analysis and findings from the results shows that energy is the key factor to the welfare of the households and individual energy consumption majorly depends on households’ income and energy prices. This paper reveals that previous studies use limited economic models for analysing household energy consumption pattern which limits its scope of analysis. The paper suggest that there is a need to make a general awareness in Mubi on the importance of using clean energy sources like; LPG and Electric Cookers which improve health and non-hazardous because of the fact that negative relationship exist between household’s energy consumption and energy price.
Ishaq Saad Idris. Determinants of energy demand and willingness to pay for improved energy source among household in Mubi metropolis, Adamawa – Nigeria . Int J Finance Manage Econ 2020;3(2):96-102. DOI: 10.33545/26179210.2020.v3.i2.65