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Saudi Arabia’s Unfolding Power Sector Reform: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Electricity Sector Transitions

Saudi Arabia’s Unfolding Power Sector Reform: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Nawaz Peerbocus

Today, there is a physical exchange of electricity between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, this is not the same as competitive trade in electricity. Numerous studies have shown the efficiency benefits of electricity trade among GCC countries. These studies…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Nawaz Peerbocus Peerbocus, Nawaz
June 21, 2020
Energy Exchanges on GCCIA Interconnector
Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

Energy Exchanges on GCCIA Interconnector

Turki Alaqeel, Shahid Hasan

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) interconnection grid has linked the national grids of the six GCC countries since 2011. It is run by the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA). It has been primarily designed to provide GCC member countries with alternative…

Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
April 27, 2020
Is Saudi Arabia Getting Warmer?
Electricity Sector Transitions Climate Change Policies and Governance Models, Data and Tools

Is Saudi Arabia Getting Warmer?

Nawaz Peerbocus, Hatem Al Atawi, Turki Alaqeel, Abdulrahman AlJulaifi

According to NASA, the world is getting warmer. Warmer weather increases the demand for cooling, which subsequently increases the demand for electricity. Is Saudi Arabia getting warmer? And how might this impact the demand for electricity in the Kingdom? To…

Nawaz Peerbocus Peerbocus, Nawaz
Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Abdulrahman AlJulaifi AlJulaifi, Abdulrahman
April 6, 2020
Electricity Sector Reforms in Abu Dhabi and Oman: What Have We Learned?
Electricity Sector Transitions

Electricity Sector Reforms in Abu Dhabi and Oman: What Have We Learned?

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Nawaz Peerbocus

Chile was the first country to reform its electricity sector. The reform program was first mooted when Chile’s National Energy Commission was established in 1978; it took off with the enactment of the country’s Electricity Sector Law in 1982. This…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Nawaz Peerbocus Peerbocus, Nawaz
October 20, 2019
Temperature Trends Across Cities in Saudi Arabia
Electricity Sector Transitions

Temperature Trends Across Cities in Saudi Arabia

Turki Alaqeel, Nawaz Peerbocus

KAPSARC examined temperature data for 11 cities spread across Saudi Arabia over 10 years. Except for Makkah, all cities in Saudi Arabia were warmer in 2018 compared with the national 10-year average. 

Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Nawaz Peerbocus Peerbocus, Nawaz
September 15, 2019
Oman Electricity Sector: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Regional Energy Markets

Oman Electricity Sector: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Abdullah Al-Badi, Mohammed Al-Badi

This discussion paper is part of a KAPSARC research project initiated to develop insights that can facilitate the creation of a well-functioning integrated electricity market comprising the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The project identifies and examines…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
Abdullah Al-Badi Abdullah Al-Badi
Mohammed Al-Badi Mohammed Al-Badi
May 29, 2019
Potential of Various Renewable Energy and its Introduction Policy in Southeast Asia

Potential of Various Renewable Energy and its Introduction Policy in Southeast Asia

Ajay Mathur, Tamiksha Singh, Kenichiro Yamaguchi, Kuniyuki Nishimura, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Turki Alaqeel

Renewable energy has gained importance and is changing the face of energy business. Introduction of community-based off-grid renewable electricity in developing countries is desirable from the viewpoint of fostering inclusive growth. Southeast Asia provides an ideal ground for demonstration, since…

Ajay Mathur Ajay Mathur
Tamiksha Singh Tamiksha Singh
Kenichiro Yamaguchi Kenichiro Yamaguchi
Kuniyuki Nishimura Kuniyuki Nishimura
Nobuyuki Kobayashi Kobayashi, Nobuyuki
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
March 31, 2019
Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Regional Energy Markets

Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Iqbal Adjali, Yagyavalk Bhatt

The emirate of Abu Dhabi was the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to design and implement reforms aimed at moving away from a wholly government-owned vertically-integrated electricity market structure. From 1998, Abu Dhabi introduced several policy, legislative, structural…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
March 3, 2019