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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
      21st June 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
      27th April 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
      20th October 2019
      Is the Time Ripe for Private Investment in Interconnections in the MENA Region?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Is the Time Ripe for Private Investment in Interconnections in the MENA Region?

      Shahid Hasan

      Efforts to integrate power systems and markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are gaining momentum. With rapidly growing regional electricity demand, the development of an integrated electricity market…

      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      2nd September 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
      29th May 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
      3rd March 2019
      The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy

      Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Shahid Hasan, Swati Dsouza

      Indian policymakers have stressed the role and relevance of natural gas in India’s overall energy mix in the 21st century but expectations of its share have been scaled back. For example, the Hydrocarbon Vision 2025, released in 1999, projected the share of…

      Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Swati Dsouza Dsouza, Swati
      29th October 2018