Are electric cooking appliances the future of clean cooking?

We had the great opportunity to work with the Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) to evaluate the viability of electric cooking in Tanzania. In collaboration with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) and PowerGen, this pilot project was initiated to help answer the question if electric cooking appliances are the future of clean cooking. One hundred PowerGen solar micro-grid customers were supplied with electric pressure cookers (EPCs) to understand if micro-grids could support electric cooking, if the EPCs would meet local cooking needs, and how customers cooked under varying price structures and electricity availability. In A2EI’s new comprehensive data release report, the A2EI analyses the entire data collected by their smart meters monitoring the usage of EPCs from March 2020 to May 2021.

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