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      The Cost of Green Hydrogen Production in Saudi Arabia and Germany: A Model-Based Approach

      The Cost of Green Hydrogen Production in Saudi Arabia and Germany: A Model-Based Approach

      Khalid Alhadhrami, Ahmed Al-Balawi, Shahid Hasan, Amro Elshurafa

      With over seventy countries setting net-zero commitments by or around mid-century, low-carbon hydrogen (H2) is expected to play a pivotal role in the decarbonization of the global economy, especially sectors less dependent on electricity, which are often termed as hard-to-abate…

      Khalid Alhadhrami Khalid Alhadhrami
      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      25 March 2024
      Recent Developments and Trends in Cybersecurity in the Power Sector
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Recent Developments and Trends in Cybersecurity in the Power Sector

      Ahmed Al-Balawi, Frank Felder, Muhammad Khurram Khan

      The power sector is a crucial component of critical national infrastructure, and its continuous and resilient operation underpins the socioeconomic prosperity of any nation. Energy security is a priority in many regions of the world, as it is essential for…

      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      Muhammad Khurram Khan Muhammad Khurram Khan
      26 October 2023
      Can Hybrid Solar Projects Pave the Way for Concentrated Solar Power Development?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Can Hybrid Solar Projects Pave the Way for Concentrated Solar Power Development?

      Ahmed Al-Balawi

      Hybrid renewable energy systems combine two or more technologies that complement each other to generate clean and stable power output. These systems could be two renewable energy systems (e.g., solar and wind) or renewables with storage (e.g., with battery or…

      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      12 June 2023
      The Crisis in Electricity Prices in Europe: Context and Key Insights
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Crisis in Electricity Prices in Europe: Context and Key Insights

      Ahmed Al-Balawi, Fateh Belaïd

      The cost of electric power in Europe is soaring. After a steady rise in 2021, prices spiked in the first half of 2022 following the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Day-ahead wholesale electricity prices increased more than threefold on average in 2021…

      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      17 January 2023
      Status of Global Concentrated Solar Power Installations
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Status of Global Concentrated Solar Power Installations

      Ahmed Al-Balawi

      Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a type of renewable energy that uses mirrors to concentrate solar irradiation onto a receiver and convert it into heat. The heat can then be used directly or indirectly for thermal or electrical applications. CSP…

      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      7 December 2022
      Reliability Implications of Unexpected Tripping of Inverter-Based Resources
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reliability Implications of Unexpected Tripping of Inverter-Based Resources

      Ahmed Al-Balawi, Khalid Alhadhrami

      A recent KAPSARC Instant Insight examined the reliability crisis in electric power grids, and proposed policy measures that can mitigate these risks (Felder 2022). The specific causes for these severe outages and blackouts differ, but the causes of greatest concern…

      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      Khalid Alhadhrami Khalid Alhadhrami