Demand-side Subsidies for Energy Access Webinar 2: Eligible Products and Subsidy Level
The End User Subsidy Lab (EUSL), a joint initiative among partners ESMAP/Lighting Global, GOGLA, Energising Development (EnDev), and the Clean Cook Alliance (CCA), is a platform for pooling knowledge, technical expertise, and funding for demand-side subsidies (DSS). This webinar series organized by the EUSL will guide us through the key elements of designing demand-side subsidies programs to facilitate the implementation of overarching energy access strategies. Each webinar will be 75 minutes with the main objective to support in-depth dialogue and discussion around lessons learned, challenges, and ‘how to’.
The second webinar focuses on how to calculate a market-informed, responsible subsidy, and the specification and selection of eligible products. We will explore data sources and methodologies that can best support measuring affordability gap/ ability and willingness to pay, choosing products, and setting appropriate subsidy levels to avoid market distortion.
Key questions we will discuss include: What subsidy level is necessary to fulfil the intended objective of the DSS scheme? How does the subsidy level relate to the adopted subsidy targeting strategy? How can different business / pricing models be taken into account when calculating the subsidy to ensure a levelled playing field? This webinar, moderated by CCA, will engage in discussion around the benefits, pitfalls, guidance, and takeaways to subsidy design, and will showcase the experience of relevant practitioners.
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