2018 • 3 years • Climate Solutions
Prayas furthers the public interest on a range of energy issues by undertaking evidence-based policy analysis and advocacy. The organization applies its own technical and policy expertise in electricity generation and distribution, demand management, and renewable energy. Prayas also leverages its extensive network among government ministries, domestic and foreign universities, and international think tanks to inject new policy ideas about how India can and should meet its energy demand. By providing innovative policy analysis and solutions and helping institutionalize transparency, accountability and public participation, Prayas helps inform policymakers and the public about energy issues. The award supports the organization's general operations.
2016 • 3 years, 6 months • Climate Solutions
Prayas furthers public interest in energy issues through evidenced-based policy analysis and advocacy. India's energy consumption, particularly from residential users, is likely to increase greatly in the coming decades as the nation proceeds with its economic development strategies and with efforts to broaden access to reliable power across the country. At the same time, central and state governments will be making critical decisions about increasing power generation, modernizing the grid, and developing policies to govern energy markets. To meet public and private sector needs, changes are underway in how energy is produced, transmitted, and consumed. Prayas will focus on developing a deeper understanding of residential energy consumption and ways to model different fuel mixes, energy policies, and infrastructure investments. The grant supports Prayas for data collection, energy market modeling, and policy analysis.