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      Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia

      Jeyhun Mikayilov, Abdulelah Darandary, Ryan Alyamani, Fakhri Hasanov, Hatem Al Atawi

      Aggregate residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia has increased rapidly over the past several decades, largely due to population increases and fast economic growth (SAMA 2019). The growth in electricity consumption has been driven, among other factors, by government-administered prices…

      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      13th September 2020
      Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers

      Shahad Alarenan, Anwar Gasim, Lester C. Hunt

      In 2016 Saudi Arabia’s industrial (or manufacturing) sector accounted for 30.3% of total final energy consumption (IEA 2018a). When non-energy use (mainly feedstock for the petrochemical subsector) is included, the industrial sector᾽s share of total final energy consumption rises to…

      Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Lester C. Hunt Hunt, Lester C.
      3rd December 2019
      A global degree days database for energy-related applications
      Models, Data and Tools

      A global degree days database for energy-related applications

      Energy

      Weather can have a profound effect on energy consumption particularly with respect to hot and cold temperatures, driving residential and commercial energy demand. The cooling and heating degree day methodology has been often been regarded as a reliable means to…

      Tarek Atalla, Silvio Gualdi, Alessandro Lanza

      2018
      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

      Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

      With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

      Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
      24th November 2017
      The relationship between energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from Azerbaijan

      The relationship between energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from Azerbaijan

      International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy

      The study investigates the causal relationship between energy consumption and economic growth in Azerbaijan using annual data covering the period from 1990 to 2015. We used Toda-Yamamoto causality test framework of vector autoregressive (VAR) model to test causal relationship between…

      Jeyhun Mikayilov

      2017
      Efficient industrial energy use: The first step in transitioning Saudi Arabia’s energy mix

      Efficient industrial energy use: The first step in transitioning Saudi Arabia’s energy mix

      Energy Policy

      In Saudi Arabia, industrial fuel prices are administered below international prices and firms make decisions based on low energy prices, increasing domestic energy demand. This analysis explores alternative policies designed to induce a transition to a more efficient energy system…

      Walid Matar, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux, David Wogan

      2017
      LNG for Africa
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      LNG for Africa

      Though Africa is traditionally considered as an exporter of pipeline gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), in future it could come to be seen as an LNG market. Until recently, financing issues, market conditions, price sensitivity and the small size…

      24th November 2016
      Energy Productivity in the GCC: Evidence From an International Kuznets Curve Analysis
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Energy Productivity in the GCC: Evidence From an International Kuznets Curve Analysis

      Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

      This paper explores energy productivity trends at a national level for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and puts them in an international context. This analysis can be used as part of an evidence base for setting nationally…

      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      18th October 2016
      Quantifying Worldwide Demand Elasticities as a Policy Tool
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Quantifying Worldwide Demand Elasticities as a Policy Tool

      Carlo Andrea Bollino

      This paper provides a comprehensive worldwide database of estimated elasticities for electricity and natural gas for households as a function of income, price, capital stocks and weather conditions.

      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      10th August 2016
      Policymakers Guide to the Various Ways of Calculating Energy Productivity
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Policymakers Guide to the Various Ways of Calculating Energy Productivity

      Anwar Gasim

      The existence of multiple approaches to calculating energy productivity, with its resulting diverse outcomes, makes it difficult to draw meaningful comparisons between economies and monitor their progress over time. To understand better the implications of this, we conducted a systematic…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      13th June 2016
      Models for the economies and energy systems of GCC countries

      Models for the economies and energy systems of GCC countries

      Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) play a key role in the global energy system. Collectively, in 2014 the six countries supplied the global market with over 28 million barrels of oil equivalent per day of oil and natural…

      6th May 2015
      A global degree days database for energy-related applications
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      A global degree days database for energy-related applications

      Alessandro Lanza

      Weather can have a profound effect on energy consumption, especially extremes of hot and cold temperatures. These variations in particular drive residential and commercial energy demand because space heating and cooling is such an important component. Traditional approaches are customized…

      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      6th April 2015
      Energy productivity: From policy goal to reality
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Energy productivity: From policy goal to reality

      Energy productivity, at the national level, has emerged as a valuable indicator for a number of reasons. It accommodates economic growth, linking energy use to gross domestic product. It is more than conceptually tied to energy efficiency; seen by policymakers…

      6th February 2015
      Energy productivity: aligning global agendas
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Energy productivity: aligning global agendas

      The well-established link between economic growth and energy usage presents a conundrum for policymakers that can be resolved by focusing on energy productivity to promote greater societal welfare. Energy productivity focuses attention on how energy resources can be put to…

      6th October 2014
      Lowering Saudi Arabia’s fuel consumption and energy system costs without increasing end consumer prices
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Lowering Saudi Arabia’s fuel consumption and energy system costs without increasing end consumer prices

      Walid Matar, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux

      Saudi Arabia aims to reduce the growth of its energy demand. This paper outlines an approach that could help the country to reduce substantively its current fuel consumption and could result in a net economic gain without increasing current end…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      7th March 2014
      The Case for Energy Productivity: It’s Not Just Semantics
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      The Case for Energy Productivity: It’s Not Just Semantics

      Ratios that link energy consumption, or its related emissions, to the economic value generated accommodate the differing progress on economic development of nations better than absolute measures. Policymakers are increasingly using indicators such as energy efficiency, intensity, and productivity to…

      6th March 2014