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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 Memorial Fellowship 2016

Girish Sant Memorial Fellowships are awarded to encourage young researchers to imbibe his values and approach of high quality analysis, commitment to social equity and emphasis on policy impacts. Applications are invited from interested candidates to avail of fellowships to be awarded in 2016. Applications are invited from interested candidates to avail of fellowships up to June 3, 2016. Details of the fellowship

Electricity Supply Monitoring Initiative (ESMI) Launched
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

Girish Sant, founder of Prayas (Energy Group), passed away on 2nd Feb 2012 due to cardiac arrest. Please visit this section to know more about Girish and his work and also to see tributes to Girish.