• Episode number 08
  • Duration 24:19
  • Language English
  • Date 19th April 2021

Severe weather is a frequent cause of large-scale blackouts. In this episode, Dr. Amro Elshurafa, a research fellow at KAPSARC, has an in-depth discussion with Dr. Frank Felder about what happened in Texas and its relation to renewables, and even market liberalization. They also discuss the notion of lessening the frequency and severity of such wide-scale blackouts.



Amro Elshurafa

Amro Elshurafa Dr. Elshurafa is a Fellow in King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and possesses 20+…


  • Power sector modeling
  • electricity markets
  • renewable energy policy
  • hybrid microgrid optimization

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