|Institutions involved||UniNE, UniBas, ETHZ, UniGE, UniSG, ZWAH|
|Contact persons||Mehdi Farsi (UniNE), Sylvain Weber (UniNE)|
|Keywords||Household energy consumption, heating, electricity, mobility|
|Disciplines||Economics, psychology, sociology|
|Unit of observation||Households|
|Geographical space||Switzerland (without Ticino)|
|Data collection method||Online survey|
|Data availability||See ad hoc document “Access to Data and Research Agenda”|
Publications and working papers
None for the moment.
The objective of the Swiss Household Energy Demand Survey (SHEDS) is to study the changes in household behaviors related to energy consumption and the relationships between different fields of energy consumption (heating, electricity, mobility). It is intended as a rolling panel of around 5,000 households, i.e., an annual survey where the same households respond several years in a row. The first wave took place in 2016.
The data contain information on equipment and use for the same households in three different fields of energy consumption:
The household characteristics collected can be classified in three main disciplines:
Time-varying characteristics will be collected in every wave of the survey in order to allow for the analysis of changes. Fixed characteristics will only be collected the first time a respondent enters the survey. Additional modules such as choice experiments are intended for the next waves.
The 2016 questionnaire is described in more details in the ad hoc document “Questionnaire and codes”.