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Assessment of low power electric cooking in Nepal

  • Williamson, Sam (Principal Investigator)
  • Tran, Anh (Co-Investigator)
  • Gautam, Biraj (Principal Investigator)
  • Maskey, Muhan (Co-Investigator)
  • Maskey, Ramesh (Co-Investigator)
StatusFinished
Period14/05/1826/10/18

Description

The project will purchase 20 induction cookers in the Nepali market place, along with appropriate pans, and safely modify the cooker at KU to ensure only the low power settings are able to be used. RERL and PEEDA will identify an off-grid community to conduct primary field research of the cookers, and together with the local community find appropriate households to work with. These households will be educated in how to cook with the induction cookers through a training programme, and supported in modifying their cooking techniques to enable them to cook everyday with the electric stove. They will be asked to monitor their usage over a one month period, through daily diary recordings, and at the end of the trial period give their feedback on the use of the stoves. In addition, a prototype low power electric cooker with smart sensors capabilities will be developed and trialled at UoB.

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