Mr.Ramachandran Kannan


Kannan graduated from the Flensburg University in 2000.  He has multidisciplinary education across energy science, energy engineering, environmental science and project management.  Currently he is working as a Scientist at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.  He is a leading international energy policy expert with experience from the UK, India, Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Switzerland and many other Asian countries.  His expertise and research interest include MARKAL/TIMES energy systems modelling, energy conservation and management, life cycle costing,  cash-flow analysis, techno-economic feasibility study, environmental life cycle assessment, energy economics and climate mitigation policy.

Selected publications

  • Kannan, R. and H. Turton (2012).hoc nuclear policy uncertainties in the evolution of the Swiss electricity system, Energy Policy, Vol. 50, pp. 391-406, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.035
  • Kannan, R. (2009) Uncertainties in key low carbon power generation technologies – Implication for UK decarbonisation targets, Applied Energy 86 (10): 1873-1886. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2009.02.014
  • Kannan, R. et al. (2007). Life cycle energy, emissions and cost inventory of power generation technologies in Singapore, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 11 (4): 702-715. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2005.05.004
  • Kannan, R. and W. Boie (2003). Energy management practices in SME – Case study of a bakery in Germany, Energy Conversion and Management 44 (6): 945-959. DOI:10.1016/S0196-8904(02)00079-1
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