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A study on electric energy usage at the residential area

Ponniran, Asmarashid and Sulaiman, Erwan and Jumaat, Siti Amely and Ishak, Maizul and Chulan, Megat Azahari and Saiman, Suhaimi (2007) A study on electric energy usage at the residential area. In: 1st Engineering Conference on Energy and Environment, 27-28 December 2007, Kuching, Sarawak.


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Electricity is energy that very important in daily human life. Lack of electricity causes not only inconvenience to domestic consumers due to affect of electrical appliances operation, but also introduces economic losses for industrial and commercial sectors whereby affecting their productions and services. For domestic sector, it is very important for each consumer to manage their daily usage of electricity in proper way. This paper is about electric energy management investigation among the consumers at residential area of Taman Pintas Jaya, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor. The main reasons of this study are to find out the characteristic of electric energy usage in daily life and investigating the habits of consumers due to usage of common electrical appliances. Questionnaire is the tool that being used for data collection and for analysis purposes. The questionnaire consists of several questions that provided information of the electric energy usage among consumers in their daily life. The finding of this study shows that most of the consumers do not alert how to use electric energy efficiently in their daily life. In other word, the consumers uses electric energy inefficiently in term of the usage of inefficient electrical appliances and the lack of knowledge to use electric energy in daily life efficiently. Therefore this paper reveals the habits of electric energy usage from the consumers' side and the common characteristic of electrical appliances usage in common domestic sector. From the finding obtained, many good advices can be suggested in order to alert consumers to use electric energy efficiently in their daily life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: electric energy efficient
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 02:12
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/339
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