P. Balachandra

Principal Research Scientist, Management Studies                                                                                                                                        
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  • Phone:+91-80-22933268
  • Fax: +91-80-23604534
  • E-mail:
    patilb@iisc.ac.in; p.balachandra@gmail.com

Bachelors: B.E (Mech. Engg.), Mangalore University
Masters: M.Sc. (Engg.), Indian Institute of Science
Ph.D.: Ph.D. in Energy and Environment, Indian Institute of Science

Research Interests:

Energy and Environment: policy, economics and modeling; Sustainable Energy access, Sustainable development and Global climate change; Technology management; Sustainability Transition.

Selected Research Publications:

  • Singh, M. and Balachandra, P., “Micro-Hybrid Electricity System for Energy Access, Livelihoods and Empowerment”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 107, No. 9, 2019, pp 1995-2007.
  • Sharma, T. and Balachandra, P., “Will the integration of renewable energy enable sustainable transition of Indian electricity system?”, Energy Strategy Reviews, Vol. 21, 2018, pp 137-148.
  • Amrutha, A., Balachandra, P. and Mathirajan, M., “Role of targeted policies in mainstreaming renewable energy in a resource constrained electricity system: A case study of Karnataka electricity system in India”, Energy Policy, Vol. 106, 2017, pp 48-58.
  • Balachandra, P., “Innovations for Sustainability – A case of mainstreaming Energy Access in rural India”, Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp 154-177.
  • Sharma, T. and Balachandra, P., “Benchmarking Sustainability of Indian Electricity system: An Indicator approach”, Applied Energy, Vol. 142, 2015, pp 206-220.
  • Balachandra, P.,“Modern Energy Access to All in Rural India: An Integrated Implementation Strategy”, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, No. 12, 2011, pp 7803-7814.
  • Balachandra, P., “Dynamics of Rural Energy Access in India: An Assessment”, Energy-The International Journal, Vol. 36, No. 9, 2011, pp 5556-5567.


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