KIMMICH, Christian and Julian SAGEBIEL. Empowering irrigation: A game-theoretic approach to electricity utilization in Indian agriculture. Utilities Policy. Netherlands: Elsevier, 2016, vol. 43, DEC 2016, p. 174-185. ISSN 0957-1787. doi:10.1016/j.jup.2016.10.002.
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Original name Empowering irrigation: A game-theoretic approach to electricity utilization in Indian agriculture
Authors KIMMICH, Christian (276 Germany, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Julian SAGEBIEL (276 Germany).
Edition Utilities Policy, Netherlands, Elsevier, 2016, 0957-1787.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50200 5.2 Economics and Business
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Impact factor Impact factor: 1.682
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/16:00092626
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2016.10.002
UT WoS 000390744000005
Keywords in English Demand-side management; Network externality; Common-pool resource; Energy–water nexus; Electricity
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
This research uses a game-theoretic approach to analyze electric power provision for irrigation in Andhra Pradesh, based on results from interview and survey data. Farmers face a coordination problem of collectively preserving electric power quality and a linked dilemma of obtaining sufficient electric infrastructure capacity from utilities. Low equilibria prevail due to asymmetric payoffs and farmers not knowing electric network properties. The findings derived from survey data, empirical tests, and model synthesis indicate how the capacity dilemma can be overcome to enable coordinated technology adoption via farmers' and utilities’ investment into energy-efficient and economically viable technology. Coordinated demand-side measures could effectively reduce energy use and support adaptation to climate change.
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