Volume 12: Proceedings Applied Energy Symposium: CUE2020, Part 1, Japan/Virtual, 2020

HOT WEATHER AND ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY MIGRANT WORKERS IN CHINA Jihong Zhang , Jinxia Yang

Abstract

China’s urbanization has entered a new phase, and more and more migrant workers have become urban residents, and rapid urbanization is expected to further increase global energy consumption. Meanwhile, climate change will increase the refrigeration demand of residents, which is generally met with electric air conditioners and fans. It is necessary to be concerned about the energy consumption of migrant workers to ensure that society develops sustainably and stably. This paper compares the influence of temperature on the electricity consumption by rural residents, migrant workers and urban residents in Guangzhou in 2017.The results show that the 1°C rise in temperature leads to a 3% increase in electricity consumption by rural households, a 7% increase by rural migrant worker, a 9% increase by urban household. More seriously, the actual price of the migrant workers cost burden of electricity consumer spending is the biggest of the three types of families, make life in the city of migrant workers families facing serious electricity consumption inequality in hot weather.

Keywords hot weather, urbanization,electricity consumption inequality, Chinese migrant workers

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