Factors associated with electricity losses in Colombia
Briseño, Hugo | 2021
The purpose of this research is to explore the factors associated with transmission and distribution electricity losses in Colombia, measured through the proxy variable non-technical losses. A literature review is carried out to find out the variables that have been significant in past studies. Once the issue is contextualized in the Colombian case, a statistical and econometric analysis is developed with the available variables. Transmission and distribution electricity losses were found to be positively significantly associated with crime, unemployment, and income; while these have a negative association with urbanization and population density. Results are of interest to practitioners, academics and policy makers.