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Assessing electric cooking potential in micro hydropower microgrids in Nepal

Published Date 

1 Mar 2020



Pandit, S. et al (2020)

Surendra Pandit, Biraj Gautam, William Clements, Sam Williamson, Kimon Silwal

About the publication

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.

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