Latest Publications

Research Areas

Our Values

The vision or dream of PEG is that energy becomes a tool for sustainable and equitable development for all citizens. To realize this vision, PEG works on a Public Interest Paradigm of Energy for Development. Much of the conventional energy sector discourse focuses on financial viability and economic growth while neglecting institutions, governance, equity and sustainability. This situation is further exacerbated by the distortions caused by the influence of powerful vested interests and neglect of inter-sectoral linkages. 

Read More >

Our Approach

In order to realize its vision of energy becoming a tool for sustainable and equitable development for all, we strive towards the following broad goals:

  1. Universal access and better quality of service of modern and affordable energy for enhancing livelihoods and decent quality of life.
  2. Security of sustainable energy supply to meet effective demand in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
  3. Democratization of governance of the energy sector through increased transparency, public participation (particularly of marginalized sections of society), accountability of institutions and enhanced capacity of institutions as well as civil society.

Read More >

Girish Sant Memorial Event 2019
A Panel Discussion on the Role of Civil Society Organizations in shaping Public Policy and Discourse was held in Pune on February 9, 2018. A video recording of the event is available.

Read More

Webinar: Understanding the Electricity, Water & Agriculture Linkages

We conducted a webinar explaining a new and innovative approach towards the use of solar power for meeting Indian agriculture electricity needs. Solar agriculture feeders is a new approach being undertaken by Maharashtra under its Chief Minister’s Solar Agriculture Feeder Policy (Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana). Read more

Girish Sant Memorial Fellowship 2018

Abhishek Punetha has been awarded the Girish Sant Memorial Fellowship for 2018. Read more

Monitoring and Analysis of Residential Electricity Consumption (eMARC)
eMARC provides insights on electricity consumption in Indian homes from a selected sample
of households and appliances.This data is recorded by advanced IoT metering systems.
Visit eMARC website

Revenue and Tariff Analysis for Electric Utilities (RATE) model for Andhra Pradesh

Revenue and Tariff Analysis for Electric Utilities (RATE) is a spread-sheet based utility financial model developed by Prayas (Energy Group), Pune. The objective of the RATE model is to help policy makers, consumer groups and researchers get a better understanding of the order of magnitude impacts of various possible changes and their policy responses in the face of uncertainty.
Read More

Electricity Supply Monitoring Initiative (ESMI)

ESMI provides evidence based feedback about the actual electricity supply quality - voltage and interruptions - experienced by consumers, through advanced data loggers deployed in urban and rural areas across the country. Visit ESMI portal at