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Role of Women in Energy Management at Household level in Peshawar, Pakistan


 


Vol. 7, Issue 08, PP. 286-292, August 2020

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Keywords: energy management, residential sector, females, Peshawar

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Pakistan is an energy stressed nation and is currently facing short-fall of power output around 6500 MW and is among those countries which are mostly affected from climatic changes in the past ten past years i.e. from 1998 to 2017. To cater the aforementioned energy and environmental concerns, this research study is fabricated to (1) figure out the awareness level of females in regards to energy management (2) women behavior towards utilization of renewable energy resources in the households (3) females response to the changing energy conditions as a result of power outages in the household setting and (4) energy management strategies conducted at the households. The scope of the study is Peshawar district, Pakistan. To investigate the queries discussed above, a research questionnaire with a random sample of (n=121) is devised and analysed. Major conclusions drawn from this survey are (1) About (54.5%) of women are aware of energy savings by doing proper management (2) Females are also wise in decision making at households. (3) About (55.3%) of the womens are aware of peak hours unit and (48.4%) of females are aware of hours of electricity and gas load shedding and in lieu of waiting for electricity and gas recovery, women know how to manage routine chores but yet 52.6% gap leaves a pace for policy makers to integrate social and behavioral aspects of energy consumers and move toward energy efficient and sustainable solutions of energy management at residential sector.


  1. Naseha Wafa Qammar , nasehaqammar@gmail.com, US- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. Shamaima Wafa Qammar , , US- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Naseha Wafa Qammar Shamaima Wafa Qammar Role of Women in Energy Management at Household level in Peshawar Pakistan International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 7 Issue 08 PP. 286-293 August 2020 https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.20.708286293.


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