Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanity and Social Science, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

2 Department of Physical Geography, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Faculty of Engineering and Basic Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Sari, Iran


One of the most important factors in energy consumption is environmental conditions.This study aims to examine the relationship between temperature and electricity consumption in Babolsar city in Mazandaran province. The main issue in this study is to find different patterns of relationship between temperature and electricity consumption in this city. Daily electricity consumption and daily temperature, were collected from 1 Jan 2010 to 31 Dec 2019, from the Electricity Department and the Babolsar Synoptic Station. Threshold regression method was used to find the breakpoints of the regression line between temperature and power consumption. Findings revealed there were 3 distinct thresholds in the relationship between consumption and temperature. The first threshold was about


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