This volume surveys the complex relationships between economic activity and electricity use, showing how trends in the growth of electricity demand may be affected by changes in the economy, and examining the connection between the use of electrotechnologies and productivity. With a mix of historical perspective, technical analysis, and synthesis of econometric findings, the book brings together a summary of the work of leading national experts.
National Research Council. 1986. Electricity in Economic Growth. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/900.
|1. Introduction, Conclusion and Recommendations
|2. Historical Perspective
|3. Electricity and Productivity Growth
|4. Examples of Electrification and Productivity Gains
|5. Future Economic Influences on Electricity Use
|Appendix A: Statement of Work
|Appendix B: Measure of Economic Growth and of Electricity Demand
|Appendix C: Econometric Model of Production and Technical Change
|Appendix D: Excerpts from an Analysis of the Expected Impact of Various Electrotechnologies on Electricity Demand
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