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Energy Consumption Patterns in Indian Households: Insights from Pune, Talegaon Dabhade and Ahmednagar

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Author(s): Mokshda Kaul, Abhiram Sahasrabudhe, Shweta Kulkarni, Aditya Chunekar Publication Date: January, 2020

India’s household energy consumption patterns are changing rapidly. However, there is limited data and understanding of the ownership and usage patterns of different appliances and fuels for various end-uses at household level in India. In an attempt to add to the limited knowledge base, we conducted two detailed residential energy consumption surveys. This report discusses findings from the survey conducted across 1,200 households in the cities of Pune, Talegaon Dabhade and Ahmednagar. The objective of this survey was to understand the energy consumption patterns in different types of urban areas i.e. large urban, peri-urban, and small urban areas and its driving factors such as income and climate.

Insights from this survey, highlight the value of a detailed residential energy consumption survey (RECS). Periodically collecting such information which is representative at both national and sub-national level is crucial for informing and evaluating policies aimed at managing the rapidly changing household energy demand in India.

The survey questionnaire and the survey data along with a detailed codebook can also be found below.

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