The three sister organizations KanORS-EMR (India), HALOA Inc. (Canada) and KanLo Consultants (France), offer more than 30 years of expertise in mathematical and economic modelling of energy and environment systems, directed at the analysis of local, national, multi-country and global policies in the domain of energy and the environment. We also design and construct customized interfaces for the user-friendly exploitation of databases and results from complex mathematical and economic models in all domains, via the flexible VEDA environment (the VErsatile Data Analyst).
Our strength derives from a unique blend of strong theoretical and algorithmic expertise, experience with the construction and use of large models, and ability to build advanced software tools to facilitate and enhance the construction, handling, and maintenance of large scale models.
We operate in the following three areas:
- Policy and Research
We use advanced mathematical techniques and tools, mathematical economic models such as MARKAL, TIMES, and others.
- Methodology and Tools
We develop energy and environment models based on state-of-the-art economic and mathematical paradigms, involving optimization, equilibrium computation, and probability theory. We also specialize in web-based tools to collaborate with a diverse set of domain experts.
- Capacity Building
We help clients set-up their own energy-environment models.
KINESYS+ (Knowledge based Investigation of Energy system Scenarios) is a bottom-up, technology rich, least-cost optimization, multi-regional global integrated assessment model, which is developed using the TIMES model generator of IEA-ETSAP.
The Pan-European TIMES (PET) is a multi-country model where the energy system of each country of the EU27, plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the six Baltic countries are represented separately, and linked to the others by the trade of energy commodities. It was initially developed within the European NEEDS project (New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability is a project funded by EU-FP6).