Contingent Valuation Methodology – a means to the capture and analyze willingness to pay

If people merely ‘want’ something, it may not be backed with a willingness to pay for that service. Hence one needs to ascertain people’s maximum willingness to pay for service options under consideration. Willingness-To-Pay (WTP) is the maximum amount an individual is ready to pay for a particular goods/service. Consumer […]

DF Attractiveness Matrix: Revised 4 RFPs for Bihar Distribution Franchisees

Recently, BSEB has released revised RFPs for Power Distribution Franchisee for 4 districts in Bihar – PESU, Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Bhagalpur. pManifold’s DF Attractiveness Matrix, provides a quick comparative study on key decision parameters for Bihar 4 DFs with reference to other states DFs like for Nagpur, Agra, Gwalior and Jamshedpur. (click on […]

Part 2 of 2: Interview at Reuters on future of Power Distribution Franchisee model in India

This is sequel to “Part 1 of 2: Interview at Reuters on future of Power Distribution Franchisee model in India“. Q1) WHY BIDDING PROCESS TAKES SO LONG AND WHY DOES IT ATTRACT SO FEW BIDDERS? WHAT IS FURTHER NEEDED TO STRENGTHEN DF MODEL? A) pManifold: Some suggestions on the same are as follows: […]

Part 1 of 2: Interview at Reuters on future of Power Distribution Franchisee model in India

Rahul Bagdia is Co-Founder and Director of pManifold. The co. specialize in Utilities and Emerging Markets Research  and Advisory, and is focusing upon operationalisation and improvement in Service Delivery of Power Distribution models. Reuters recently published an article on Power Distribution Franchisee model in India. The background was taken from bench-marking […]

Case Study: Willingness To Pay for Water

There has been an uncertainty around the success of the PPP models in the Indian Utility Market. While some of the fears are well placed, I think that one of the best ways to counter the apprehensions over the revenue projections of the operators, is the Willingness-to-Pay (WTP) analysis of the consumers […]