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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. 

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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.

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About Prayas (Energy Group)

The word ‘Prayas’ means ‘focused effort’. Prayas is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Pune, India working to protect and promote the public interest.
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Girish Sant Annual Event 2017

How Much Energy Do We Need ?

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time:  6 PM – 8.30 PM
Venue: Bal Shikshan Mandir, Kothrud, Pune


How much energy do we need for ensuring a decent standard of living for everyone? This is one of the basic questions at the heart of energy planning, yet it is one that is hardly addressed in any meaningful manner. Energy demand projections rarely show how exactly the proposed energy use will lead to better standard of living for all. For example, many projections estimate energy demands based on energy requirement for GDP growth. Yet, GDP growth by itself does not necessarily result in provision of basic needs for everyone. Read More

Renewable Energy Data Portal Launched

The portal is Prayas (Energy Group)'s effort to collate important data that is already available in the public domain and to organise it in a manner which makes it more amenable for easier public access. Visit the portal by clicking here.
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