The social component is evaluated through the ‘Social Assessment’ sheet. It helps the decision makers assess community readiness to set up the DRE plant and accordingly suggests different delivery models on DRE plants namely ‘Village level’ and ‘Group level’ DRE initiatives.
The technical component is evaluated through the ‘Resource Assessment’ and ‘Demand Estimation’ sheets. Resource assessment considers mainly two types of resources i.e. crop residue and wood collected by villagers and helps in supply side assessment. Demand Estimation helps us assess the current and future load demands of the villagers. Thus the technical component provides the technical details mainly the capacity of the DRE plant to be installed.
The financial component is inbuilt in the ‘Resource Assessment’ and ‘Demand Estimation’ sheets and it gives an estimate of the total installation cost of the DRE plant, the costs to be incurred after plant commissioning for five years (includes operation & maintenance costs, personnel costs, equipment & infrastructure costs and raw material costs) and a fund gap analysis.
The environmental component is also in built in the ‘Resource Assessment’ and ‘Demand Estimation’ sheets and gives the expected reduction in carbon emissions in kg CO2 per year (due to installation of DRE plant).