Exploiting the implementation of a Prepaid Electricity Program in the region ofAntioquia (Colombia), we estimate the impact that switching to a prepaid program has on users’ energy consumption behavior. In particular, we focus the analysis on those that are more vulnerable from a socio-economic perspective. The results show that the new metering scheme and the information provision is associated with a decline in electricity consumption.This scheme allow users to improve their consumption paths, while their access to public electricity services is guaranteed, minimizing disconnection risks and the associated costs.


  • Jamer Arturo Franco
  • John Jairo Garcia
  • Juan Miguel Gallego
  • Mateo Cardona

Palabras clave:

  • Colombia
  • Electricity
  • Socio-economic perspective


  • Proyecto 4
  • Documentos de trabajo