The broad areas of energy use in all these Energy Access locales as mentioned above are: –

  1. For Households
    • Access to electricity for lighting, mobile charging, and operating other appliances
    • Access to energy for cooking solutions; one of the next big energy sector challenges for India is to achieve a full transition to clean cooking. Access to clean cooking goes beyond technical availability: it also extends to issues of adequacy, reliability, convenience, safety, and affordability
    • Access to energy for space heating and cooling solutions which have a direct bearing on the efficiency/output of the people
  2. For Productive Applications
    • Measuring energy needs for productive uses is always a challenge so detailed survey and feasibility is important
    • There are multiple types of productive enterprises like different scales of operation, varying degrees of mechanization, different energy applications, and a variety of energy supplies
    • In Post COVID-19 economy recovery scenario across the country, this is a must requirement
  3. For Transport
    • As Indians travel more and transport freight in larger volumes, the transport sector has become the fastest‐growing energy end-use sector in the country. While other sectors are fueled by relatively diverse sources of energy, transport is heavily reliant on oil, with 95% of demand being met by petroleum products. The more and more options of using electricity in the transport sector are being explored like usages of Electric Vehicles (EVs); the success of which across the country will again depend on the improvement in energy access
  4. For the community facilities, five sub-locales need to be considered
    • Health facilities,
    • Schools,
    • Street lighting,
    • Government buildings, and
    • Public buildings.
      Access to energy for each sub-locale can be determined based on surveys of either the users of the facility or the providers of the facility.
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