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Electric Pressure Cooking: Accelerating Microgrid E-Cooking through Business & Delivery Model Innovations

This report outlines the business model and delivery mechanisms used to distribute electric pressure cookers on mini-grids in Tanzania, demonstrating that in-person trainings and loan facilities are critical components of product uptake and retention.

Electric pressure cookers (EPC) represent a viable clean cooking solution for communities living on mini-grids, combining low energy consumption and high pressure to cook household staples. To evaluate the need and use-case for EPCs, the Efficiency for Access Coalition conducted a small-scale study with PowerGen Renewable Energy mini-grid EPC customers in rural Tanzania. The report outlines the business model and delivery mechanisms used to distribute the EPCs, demonstrating that in-person trainings and loan facilities are critical components of product uptake and retention.