CEEW and ISEP Finish Second Wave of India’s Most Comprehensive Energy Access Survey


In collaboration with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), ISEP has finished collecting data for ACCESS-2, the second round of India’s most comprehensive energy access survey. The survey contains information from over 700 villages and 8,500 households across six states of India.

“ACCESS-2 is a breakthrough in energy access monitoring,” says Johannes Urpelainen, the Founding Director of ISEP. “By interviewing over 8,500 households again after four years, we can measure multi-dimensional progress in rural electrification and cooking fuel access. The data can inform India’s efforts to complete electrification and reduce indoor air pollution with modern cooking fuels.”

The data were collected by Morsel Research & Development, a Lucknow-based survey company. ACCESS-2 has been generously supported by the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY) at the National University of Singapore. Professor Namrata Chindarkaris the principal investigator at LKY.