Detailed Energy Survey (DES)



Nova’s Detailed Energy Survey focusses on households’ energy usage habits, especially those related to coal, wood, LPG, paraffin, electricity and animal dung. Households are interviewed individually to gather data on quantities used per energy carrier, the household’s monthly expenditure on each energy carrier, the devices in or with which the different energy carriers are used, the type of residential structures in which the energy carriers are used, the purposes for which each energy carrier is used, as well as any seasonal patterns to the household’s usage habits.  The survey also evaluates respondents’ perceptions about air quality, the causes of air pollution and the safety of the different energy carriers. It is a highly comprehensive questionnaire with the current version spanning 252 questions distributed across 22 sections.


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