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      How Can Energy Storage Catalyze the Electricity Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council Members? Issues and Options
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      How Can Energy Storage Catalyze the Electricity Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council Members? Issues and Options

      Rolando Fuentes, Shahid Hasan, Frank Felder

      Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members are working in parallel to reform their electricity markets and achieve ambitious renewable energy deployment goals. The motivation for this agenda is multifaceted, and increasing economic efficiency is one of several…

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      27th September 2021
      Climate and Power System Reliability in the Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Climate and Power System Reliability in the Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts

      Marie Petitet, Burcin Unel, Rolando Fuentes, Frank Felder

      The February 2021 blackout in Texas underscored the importance of reliable and resilient power systems. In this commentary, we discuss the roles of regulators, markets, fuel and generation supply chains, and interdependent infrastructures, and finds that they need to be…

      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      Burcin Unel Burcin Unel
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      25th August 2021
      Behavioral Aspects of Energy Transition: A KAPSARC-Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) Joint Methodological Report
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Behavioral Aspects of Energy Transition: A KAPSARC-Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) Joint Methodological Report

      Rolando Fuentes, Emre Hatipoglu, Thamir Alshehri, Matt Lipson, Scott Milne, Simon Pearson

      KAPSARC’s work on innovation in electricity transitions has focused on unbundling services in the electricity sector (KAPSARC 2016) and developing the microeconomic foundation for a reliability service. Our research has investigated the experiences of industries resembling the electric power sector…

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
      Matt Lipson Lipson, Matt
      Scott Milne Milne, Scott
      Simon Pearson Pearson, Simon
      11th March 2020
      Testing the Limits of Electricity Market Design
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Testing the Limits of Electricity Market Design

      Rolando Fuentes

      We live in an unprecedented time for the energy sector. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019, electricity generated from renewable sources is at a historic high, with about 2,500 terrawatthours (TWh) produced in 2018 (Figure 1). This is more…

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      9th March 2020
      Sector Coupling, Regulatory Convergence and Climate Change

      Sector Coupling, Regulatory Convergence and Climate Change

      T20

      Climate change goals can be met through both the decarbonization of the electricity sector and the electrification of sectors that now use other fuels. However, the electricity sector is navigating major technological disruptions that are changing the essence of its…

      Rolando Fuentes, Lester C. Hunt, Baltasar Manzano, Nora Nezamuddin, Juan Jose Montero, Mathias Finger

      2020
      The ‘IPhone Effect’: The Impact of Dual Technological Disruptions on Electrification

      The ‘IPhone Effect’: The Impact of Dual Technological Disruptions on Electrification

      SAGE Journals

      Meeting climate change goals requires both the decarbonization of the electricity sector and the electrification of much of the rest of the economy. However, the electricity sector is navigating major disruptions that are changing the regulatory and business landscape. This…

      Rolando Fuentes, Lester C. Hunt, Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Baltasar Manzano

      2019
      How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

      How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

      Baltasar Manzano, Rolando Fuentes, Nicholas Howarth

      The 68th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review, released recently, is a comprehensive account and analysis of global energy data. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the G20 summit in 2020, and the release of BP’s annual compilation provides a good opportunity…

      Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      20th August 2019
      Reorganizing Power Markets: A Reliability Insurance Business Model for Utilities
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reorganizing Power Markets: A Reliability Insurance Business Model for Utilities

      Rolando Fuentes, Jorge Blazquez, Iqbal Adjali

      A market in which individuals pursue their own self-interest normally maximizes aggregate economic well-being. But households that install Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in order to obtain savings in their electricity bill, impose an external cost on other customers. At scale,…

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
      26th November 2018
      How to Reform the Power Sector in Mexico? Insights from a simulation model

      How to Reform the Power Sector in Mexico? Insights from a simulation model

      International Journal of Energy Sector Management

      Rolando Fuentes

      2018
      Can adoption of rooftop solar panels trigger a utility death spiral? A tale of two U.S. cities
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Can adoption of rooftop solar panels trigger a utility death spiral? A tale of two U.S. cities

      Energy Research and Social Science

      The growing penetration of distributed energy generation (DEG) is causing major changes in the electricity market. One key concern is that existing tariffs incentivize ‘free riding’ behavior by households, leading to a cycle of rising electricity prices and DEG adoption,…

      Iqbal Adjali, Patrick Bean, Rolando Fuentes, Frederic Murphy, Steven O. Kimbrough, Mohammed Muaafa

      2017
      Analyzing renewable energy and climate conditions effects on societal welfare worldwide

      Analyzing renewable energy and climate conditions effects on societal welfare worldwide

      The Energy Journal

      Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rolando Fuentes

      2017
      Is unbundling electricity services the way forward for the power sector?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Is unbundling electricity services the way forward for the power sector?

      Electricity Journal

      High penetration of distributed energy resources will lead to further fragmentation of the power sector, both in the services offered and its value chain. Successful business models will be those that are able to create new products, establish more efficient…

      Rolando Fuentes

      2016
      Is Unbundling Electricity Services the Way Forward for the Power Sector?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Is Unbundling Electricity Services the Way Forward for the Power Sector?

      Rolando Fuentes

      High penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) will lead to further fragmentation of the power sector, both in the services offered and its value chain. The ‘‘local’’ component of energy policies will probably become increasingly important.

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      5th October 2016
      The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox

      Jorge Blazquez, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rolando Fuentes, Nora Nezamuddin

      One major avenue for policymakers to meet climate targets is by decarbonizing the power sector, one component of which is raising the share of renewable energy sources (renewables) in electricity generation. However, promoting renewables in liberalized power markets creates a…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      8th September 2016