Willingness to Pay (WtP) Survey for Better Quality Electricity Service

The study was funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (a US government agency that provides assistance to other countries’ development projects) in partnership with the Government of Nepal (OMCN), and is being carried out by CPCS/WSP, a Canadian company. The main purpose of this survey is to: (1) assess the potential economic benefit of the incremental value of  utilizing additional energy at a lower cost per unit of service in place of alternative energy sources; (2) Assess the willingness of households and businesses to pay more than they are currently paying for a supply of electrical energy with fewer scheduled and unscheduled outages and more stable voltage. The survey is designed in a suitable manner to calculate for each targeted group its WtP for improved quality of power supply with regards to availability; range of fluctuation of quality; predictability of power supply interruption. The survey is spread across 2300 households and 600 businesses across Nepal.