Efficient Electric Cooking Market Uptake in Nepal

Duration: July, 2020 - June, 2021
Project Location: Katahariya, Rautahat
Partners: Renewable Energy, Water Supply and Sanitation Promotion Center (REWSSPC)
Status: Ongoing
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While access to electricity has substantially increased in recent years in Nepal, a majority of Nepali households rely on firewood and other harmful fuels for cooking, according to the World Bank. To address this issue, the Efficient Electric Cooking Market Uptake in Nepal project will research consumer’s preferences for Electric Pressure Cookers (EPCs), as well as their willingness to pay, preferred business models, economic benefits of EPCs, and impacts of EPCs on existing electricity infrastructure and required improvements. The project, which will be piloted in the Katahariya Municipality in Nepal’s Province 2, will also expand stakeholder’s knowledge on EPCs and carry out policy advocacy for scale-up. Winrock International will carry out the study in partnership with the Renewable Energy, Water Supply and Sanitation Promotion Centre (REWSSPC), a local private-sector organization.