The study for Orissa Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has been done in district Mayourbhanj, Orissa. The village micro-planning was started by meetings with the CEO, Orissa Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) and other higher level officials of OREDA, Bhubaneswar.
An informal meeting was held before making the village entry with the Mayurbhanj (OREDA) district-level officials, block-level govt. officials and CEE experts. To make more effective participatory planning processes based survey for establishment, the village energy security program in particular district/blocks selected remote villages.
The survey was conducted in selected 10 villages namely: Purnapani, Kusumtota, Jamtalia, Baribeda, Khadighati, Bhadukacha, Fhuljhara, Jarkani, Kukurbhuka and Badnedam.
The CEE team adopted a participatory micro planning process (PPP) approach and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methodology for this project. The key objective of the programme is electrification through non-conventional energy sources of those unelectrified remote census villages and remote unelectrified hamlets of electrified census villages where gird connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective.