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      Cross-seasonal Fuel Savings from Load Shifting in the Saudi Industrial Sector
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Cross-seasonal Fuel Savings from Load Shifting in the Saudi Industrial Sector

      Salaheddine Soummane, Amro Elshurafa, Hatem Al Atawi, Frank Felder

      Load shifting, that is, moving demand from peak to off-peak hours, is an important type of demand response. It can reduce the overall operating costs of a power system and improve the reliability of the power grid. This study estimates…

      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      11th April 2022
      Achieving Renewable Energy Targets Without Compromising the Power Sector’s Reliability
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Achieving Renewable Energy Targets Without Compromising the Power Sector’s Reliability

      Amro Elshurafa, Frank Felder, Nezar Alhaidari

      Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy has set ambitious renewable energy goals. Although the Kingdom’s current energy mix is dominated by conventional energy (>95%), it aims to draw 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. Currently, the Kingdom enjoys…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      Nezar Alhaidari Nezar Alhaidari
      22nd March 2022
      Renewables, Reliability and Efficiency in Electricity Markets
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Renewables, Reliability and Efficiency in Electricity Markets

      Frank Felder, Marie Petitet

      The choice to use electricity markets to transition to an ultra-high renewable electricity sector depends on whether a high level of reliability and efficiency can be achieved. This study presents a reliability, resiliency and adaptability policy framework for a liberalized…

      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      29th December 2021
      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
      Assessing the Role of Renewables in Reducing Emissions in the Saudi Power Sector Using Mixed-Integer Optimization
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Assessing the Role of Renewables in Reducing Emissions in the Saudi Power Sector Using Mixed-Integer Optimization

      Amro Elshurafa, Hatem Al Atawi, Salaheddine Soummane, Frank Felder

      Renewable energy (RE) technologies are viewed as a critical means of reducing power sector-related emissions. Using mixed-integer optimization, we evaluate the extent to which renewable energy reduces carbon emissions in the Saudi power sector.

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      2nd June 2021