Pandit, S. et al (2020)
Surendra Pandit, Biraj Gautam, William Clements, Sam Williamson, Kimon Silwal
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The transition to electric cooking in rural Nepali communities with micro hydropower (MHP) mini-grids was explored through cooking practices and MHP behaviour data collection and analysis, laboratory tests of battery powered cooking and modelling of MHP system power flows with and without storage. A cooking diary study was conducted which collected data from 15 households (HHs) in a rural village in Eastern Nepal called Salyan of Solukhhumbu district on the transition from wood and LPG cooking to electric - induction hobs and rice cookers. The study led to a refined cooking diary methodology for the Nepali context.