Factors Associated with Electricity Losses in Colombia

Authors

  • Hugo Briseño Universidad Panamericana. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
  • Jessica Rubiano Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales. Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Comerciales, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Rodolfo García Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Omar Rojas Universidad Panamericana. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0681-3833

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to explore the factors associated with transmission and distribution electricity losses in Colombia. A literature review is carried out to find out the variables that have been significant in past studies. Once the issue is contextualized in the Colombian case, a statistical and econometric analysis is developed with the available variables. Transmission and distribution electricity losses were found to be positively significantly associated with crime, unemployment, and income; while these have a negative association with urbanization and population density. Results are of interest to practitioners, academics and policy makers.

Keywords: Electricity Losses, Non-Technical Losses, T&D Losses, Power Losses, crime, econometric model.

JEL Classifications: L94, N70, Q41

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11590

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Omar Rojas, Universidad Panamericana. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.

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Published

2021-11-03

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Briseño, H., Rubiano, J., García, R., & Rojas, O. (2021). Factors Associated with Electricity Losses in Colombia. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11(6), 465–470. Retrieved from http://econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/11590

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