Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
Report Launch
Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity: Survey of States 2018

21 Nov 2018   |   0930 – 1400

Organised by CEEW and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)

About the Event

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) will launch their flagship study ’Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity: Survey of States (ACCESS) 2018’ with results from the second phase of the ACCESS Survey. ACCESS is India’s largest energy access survey, covering more than 50 districts, 750 villages, 9000 households across six of the most energy-deprived states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. In total, over 2.5 million data points have been collected.

The first phase of ACCESS was conducted in 2015. Our findings at that time drove the need to look beyond connections for enabling access to modern forms of energy. In 2018, we revisited he households to understand the changes in their energy access situation over the last three years and to study the impact of government policies during this period. The analysis from the collected data provides a multi-dimensional longitudinal view on energy access in India.

ACCESS provides a first-of-its-kind multi-dimensional evaluation of the state of energy access in India and highlights multiple nuances associated with electricity access and cooking energy access such as the duration of supply, quality, reliability, affordability, availability, health and safety, and even legal status of the connection.

The ACCESS report launch aims to discuss how access to energy in India has changed over the last three years, and highlight the bottlenecks that people face in accessing cleaner forms of energy today.

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Key speakers

  • Dharmendra Pradhan*

    Hon’ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India

  • Ashutosh Jindal*

    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India

  • Subodh Kumar

    Executive Director, Alternate Energy & Sustainable Development, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)

  • A K Verma*

    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India

  • A K Vohra

    Former Managing Director, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (JVVNL)

  • Pratyaya Amrit*

    Principal Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Bihar