Prayas (Energy Group) or PEG is a leading energy policy research organisation based in Pune. We actively engage in regulatory and policy spaces in the energy sector with the objective of promoting public interest goals such as:

  • Making energy available and accessible to all
  • Making the energy system socially and environmentally sustainable
  • Ensuring viability of the energy sector

Our contributions and publications are highly regarded in policy, industry, academic as well as civil society circles. We engage with central and state ministries, regulatory commissions, international agencies, civil society groups and other institutions to participate in committees and other deliberations, towards achieving our objectives.

PEG works on various program themes across the energy sector, such as electricity generation and supply, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resources and development. The work in all themes involves research, analysis, policy innovation, outreach and engagement at state and national levels.

To join the PEG team, you should:

  • Be a Postgraduate with a good academic record and expertise in Energy Systems, Engineering, Economics, Public Policy, Law, Political Science or Sociology. Graduates with exceptional records and keen understanding of the energy sector may also be considered
  • Have strong analytical skills and preferably some work experience
  • Be keen to work on challenging social and developmental issues with a flair for using multidisciplinary approaches
  • Be able to work independently as well as with a team

PEG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates. We encourage an open and democratic work culture and have a cycle-friendly workplace. Prayas has a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment in the workplace or any organisation-related activity. Our open positions are based in Pune. However, for modelling profiles, Hyderabad is also an option.

We are looking for motivated individuals for the position of Research Associate in the following areas:

If you are interested in becoming a part of such a team of socially committed professionals, please fill this google form

Applications will be accepted only through the above form. You will receive an automated acknowledgement once you have filled the form. 

Since we typically process a number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be informed.

Power Sector Modelling: Production Cost, Capacity Expansion and Resource Adequacy

The candidate would help the team with:

  • Collection, processing and analysis of data relevant to power system modelling
  • Setting up, running, debugging and analysing scenarios in power sector models
  • Formulating topical questions that can be analysed using power sector models
  • Reviewing and summarising academic and non-academic literature related to energy and power sector modelling
  • Engaging in regulatory and policy processes relevant to power sector modelling

The candidate would be working with a team of experienced modellers on GridPath - an open-source platform for production cost, capacity expansion, asset valuation and reliability modelling (GridPath) . As part of the team, the candidate will be involved in all aspects of power system modelling. This includes data collection, scenario building, and using analysis insights to contribute to critical issues before policy makers and regulators at the central and state levels.

The ability to process data using scripts in Python/R etc., an understanding of the Indian power system as well as prevailing policies and realities, willingness to explore creative solutions and the ability to see the story behind the numbers will benefit the candidate in this role.

Energy Efficiency

There is one open position in this area.

As a member of the team, you will work on conducting research to identify roles of different sectors in shaping India’s energy demand and their potential to contribute to demand management. This would involve working on secondary data as well as collecting primary data through surveys. You will also work on developing innovative energy efficiency policies as well as study the effectiveness of existing ones. The role will also involve engaging with multiple stakeholders in the energy efficiency domain.

We would prefer candidates with:

  • Excellent quantitative skills with experience of working with large data sets
  • Working knowledge of different econometric/statistical tools
  • Experience of conducting surveys
  • Technical knowledge of electricity sector and markets 
  • Experience of electric load research, load forecasting, and Demand Side Management

We had organized a webinar to give a broad overview of Prayas (Energy Group)'s activities and a sense of what working with us is like. The webinar includes a brief introduction on various aspects of our work in the energy policy space; experience sharing by Prayas (Energy Group)'s researchers and a question and answer session. The webinar’s recording can be seen below.

For Internships, please write to us with :

  • Your resume
  • Related writings (any writing samples related to energy, policy or governance)
  • Clearly stating the period of the internship

Please send the above mentioned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention “Internship” followed by your name in the subject line.

Since we typically process a number of applications, only completed and shortlisted candidates will be informed.