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Zeszyt 3 (45) 2017 , DOI: 10.17306/J.JARD.2017.00284

Oluwakemi Adeola Obayelu, Abdulraheem Kehinde Raji

ARE RURAL HOUSEHOLDS WILLING TO PAY FOR CLEAN ENERGY? EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH WEST NIGERIA

Czy wiejskie gospodarstwa domowe są skłonne płacić Za czystą energię? Przykład południowo-zachodniej Nigerii

Abstract:

Modern energy services such as electricity offer
social, economic and health benefits, particularly for rural
households that depend wholly and solely on traditional fuels.
Insight into rural household preferences and willingness to
pay for clean energy is a key variable for suppliers to become
more competitive in the retail market and for government to
design energy policies. Therefore, this study was carried out
to assess consumers’ willingness to pay for renewable energy
source(s) in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State.
A multistage sampling procedure was employed to sample
200 household in the study area. Data was analysed using descriptive
statistics, Likert scale and the logit model. Results
showed that a majority of the respondents were willing to pay
for improved hydro-electricity (71%) and solar lamps (58.5%)
while about 13% and 27.5% of them were willing to pay for
solar PV and biomass respectively. Further, the logit models
revealed that bid, age, sex, marital status, household size, per
capital expenditure and year of education were the prime drivers
of respondents’ willingness to pay for clean energy. The
respondents were willing to pay for clean energy source given
that the prices were not too high.

Abstract in polish:

Nowoczesne usługi operatorów energetycznych, takie jak dostawa elektryczności, zapewniają korzyści w wymiarze
społecznym, gospodarczym i zdrowotnym. Ma to szczególne znaczenie dla wiejskich gospodarstw domowych, których
funkcjonowanie jest oparte wyłącznie i w całości na paliwach tradycyjnych. Wiedza o preferencjach tych gospodarstw oraz
o ich skłonności do płacenia za czystą energię to kluczowy czynnik, dzięki któremu dostawcy będą mogli poprawiać swoją
konkurencyjność na rynku detalicznym, a instytucje rządowe – opracowywać politykę energetyczną. Niniejsze badanie zostało
przeprowadzone, aby ocenić skłonność do płacenia za energię ze źródeł odnawialnych w okręgu samorządowym Kajola w stanie
Oyo. Procedurą wieloetapowego pobierania próbek objęto 200 gospodarstw domowych z badanego obszaru. Do analizy
danych wykorzystano metody statystyki opisowej, skalę Likerta i model logitowy. Otrzymane wyniki wykazały, że respondenci
są w większości skłonni zapłacić za energię pozyskiwaną z usprawnionych systemów hydroenergetycznych (71%) oraz za lampy
solarne (58,5%). Ponadto około 13% respondentów wyraziło chęć płacenia za słoneczną energię fotowoltaiczną, a 27,5%
– za energię uzyskiwaną z biomasy. Z modeli logitowych wynika również, że najważniejszymi czynnikami decydującymi o skłonności respondentów do płacenia za czystą energię są cena zakupu, wiek, płeć, stan cywilny, wielkość gospodarstwa
domowego, wydatki w przeliczeniu na osobę oraz wykształcenie. Respondenci wyrażali skłonność do płacenia za energię z czystych
źródeł pod warunkiem, że ceny nie będą zbyt wysokie.

Keywords: renewable energy, contingent valuation, perception, bid

Keywords in polish: odnawialne źródła energii, wycena dóbr pozbawionych cen rynkowych, postrzeganie, cena zakupu

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For citation:

MLA Obayelu, Oluwakemi Adeola, and Abdulraheem Kehinde Raji. "ARE RURAL HOUSEHOLDS WILLING TO PAY FOR CLEAN ENERGY? EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH WEST NIGERIA." J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 45.3 (2017): 623-638.
APA Oluwakemi Adeola Obayelu, Abdulraheem Kehinde Raji (2017). ARE RURAL HOUSEHOLDS WILLING TO PAY FOR CLEAN ENERGY? EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH WEST NIGERIA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 45 (3), 623-638
ISO 690 OBAYELU, Oluwakemi Adeola, RAJI, Abdulraheem Kehinde. ARE RURAL HOUSEHOLDS WILLING TO PAY FOR CLEAN ENERGY? EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH WEST NIGERIA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev., 2017, 45.3: 623-638.
Corresponding address:
PhD, Oluwakemi Adeola Obayelu, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Authors email:
jkemmyade@ yahoo.co.uk

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