IDENTIFYING MICRO-MARKETS FOR CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS
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The table summarizes the rural vs. urban demographics for 2001 and 2011 based on publicly available census data
% of un-electrified rural households in 2011
Un-electrified households are households which do not rely on grid as the main source of electricity. These un-electrified households rely majorly on kerosene and various other oils for lighting.
% of rural households having access to banking services in 2011
Banking access data shows the number of rural households with a bank account.
Increase in asset ownership
Increase in % of rural households owning a television between 2001 and 2011
Increase in % of rural households owning a motorized vehicle between 2001 and 2011
The increase in asset ownership is an indication of economic growth. The proxy assets for economic growth are television and motorized vehicles.
Decrease in un-electrification
Decrease in % of un-electrified rural households between 2001 and 2011
The decrease in un-electrification (% of un-electrified rural households) is an indication of the utility grid expansion in the state.
Target districts for Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) products
The target districts are districts which meet the following four criteria:
- High un-electrification rate
- High percentage of rural households having banking accounts
- Strong growth in percentage of rural households owning an asset between 2001 and 2011
- Slow decrease in un-electrification or sluggish grid expansion activity between 2001 and 2011