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dc.contributor.authorNgui, D.
dc.contributor.authorMutua, J.
dc.contributor.authorOsiolo, H.
dc.contributor.authorAligula, E.
dc.contributor.authorGachanja, J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-28T12:56:11Z
dc.date.available2013-12-28T12:56:11Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationEnergy Policy Volume 48, September 2012, Pages 702–710en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8264
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes consumer satisfaction in the energy sector in Kenya to assess the quality and level of service delivery. By use of the European Consumer Satisfaction Index (ECSI), the paper estimates consumer satisfaction in biomass, petroleum, electricity and renewable energy subsectors. The findings are that consumer satisfaction is highest in the renewable energy sub sector at 74.7% followed by petroleum at 62.8%. The electricity sub sector has the lowest consumer satisfaction of 53.06%. Further, it is found that the image of renewable energy providers is also the highest at 72.5% followed by that of petroleum companies at 63.1%. In the electricity sub sector, perceived value scored the highest at 64.2%. The paper concludes that image of a service provider, loyalty of consumers, consumer expectations, perceived value, perceived quality and the way complains are handled are very important factors that determine consumer satisfaction levels. It is recommended that for monitoring and evaluation purposes in the performance of the energy sector, the Energy RegulatoryCommission(ERC) could use the consumer satisfaction index level to evaluate whether the regulatory policies and their implementation are bearing fruit where a high index would be associated with good performance and vice versa. Keywords Energy sector; Energy sources; Consumer satisfactionen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEnergy Policyen_US
dc.subjectEnergy sectoren_US
dc.subjectEnergy sourcesen_US
dc.subjectConsumer satisfactionen_US
dc.titleConsumers satisfaction in the energy sector in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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