Methodology


Energy Demand Assessment - sectorwise, talukwise, endusewise

Through this we intend to develop methods to compute desirable levels of energy consumption, the review of existing different recommended norms alongwith the existing levels of energy consumption. The energy demand with demographic and agro climatic features of the region used to determine the energy demand for different end use sectors at a more disaggregated level

This involves
  1. Primary data collection

    1. Domestic sector

      From sample villages in each taluk. Villages are selected based on per capita agricultural land, per capita livestock population, forest land as % of total land, per capita waste land. These parameters reflect the availability of energy resources in the village energy system.

      Questionnaire based stratified random sampling of Domestic sector (based on land holding, community etc.) in each selected village, to determine cooking, lighting and other domestic energy demand. Samples from the population would be selected in a manner so as to represent all category and number of samples so as to represent atleast 5% of population. From this set of samples we select few households (who are cooperative) to carry out energy survey in each season in order to see the seasonal variation in fuel consumption

    2. Agriculture Sector

      Questionnaire based stratified random sampling of Agriculture Sector (based on crops, categorywise) etc. to determine operationwise energy demand, Irrigation Energy demand for agriculture and other purposes

    3. Industries Sector

      Groupwise- questionnaire based energy demand survey in all major industries and sample energy intensive medium and small scale industries

    4. Energy resources- Hydro, Bio energy, Solar energy
      1. Field data collection of water discharge in sample streams, status of other water sources such as tanks, wells etc.
      2. Transect based vegetation sampling to ascertain the ground truth of a vegetation in the region
      3. Wind velocity (using anemometer) and solar insolation (using pyranometer) measurement in some selected taluks.

  2. Secondary data collection

    Such as demographic, geographic, social, economic, ecological and cultural (all these are found to have indirect influence on energy system (supply and demand) from various government agencies at taluk, district and state head quarters.

  3. Procurement of spatial and temporal data of vegetation, land use and toposheets

  4. Scanning of toposheets and spatial analyses

    Spatial and Temporal Data Input Using GIS, creation of cadastral images-overlaying on toposheets, registration of cadastral images for toposheets, generation and overlay of cadastral vectors.

  5. Database creation of primary and secondary data

  6. Review of previous energy models

  7. Data Analyses and Energy supply - demand model development

  8. Software development(DSS)

    Sectorwise, enduse wise energy demand, sourcewise energy availability, feasible renewable alternatives

  9. Reviewing and Results Testing / Verification / Validation

Interaction with user:

The energy plan developed based on detailed field investigation at all taluks of Kolar district. Discussions with local NGO's and Governement officials would be arranged to address the constraints in application of energy plan.