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The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru

What is the value of saving a barrel of oil that would otherwise had been consumed domestically? This study explores the question, taking a long-run perspective into a general equilibrium approach. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the difference between…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
March 25, 2018
Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights
Electricity Sector Transitions

Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights

Bertrand Rioux, Axel Pierru, Nader AlKathiri

Saudi Arabia plans to reform and privatize its power generation sector as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. To provide analytical insights, we developed a model that simulates the restructuring of the electricity market, along with reforming fuel prices to…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
December 20, 2017
The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition
Electricity Sector Transitions

The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition

Brian Efird, Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it wishes to transition toward a less carbon-intensive energy system, both as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as one of…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
October 10, 2017
An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain
Productivity and Economic Diversification

An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain

Kankana Dubey, Moncef Krarti

This paper describes our analysis of the cost-effectiveness of designing and retrofitting residential buildings in Bahrain and outlines our analytical approach. The study focuses on residential buildings since households consume more than 48 percent of electricity used in the country.…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
July 16, 2017
Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia

Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

This study suggests that energy efficiency programs in buildings can provide up to a 27 percent reduction in electricity consumption and a 30 percent reduction in peak electricity demand for Saudi Arabia. It is well recognized, however, that given the…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
October 26, 2016
The prospects for coal-fired power generation in Saudi Arabia

The prospects for coal-fired power generation in Saudi Arabia

Energy Strategy Reviews

Almost all of Saudi Arabia’s electric power generation is fueled by oil and gas. Plans for future capacity envisage nuclear and renewables supplementing this mix and thereby freeing up oil for other revenue-generating opportunities. Coal-fired generation has been promoted in…

Walid Matar, Rodrigo Echeverri, Axel Pierru

2016
Potential Gains From Reforming Price Caps in China’s Power Sector
Electricity Sector Transitions

Potential Gains From Reforming Price Caps in China’s Power Sector

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Axel Pierru, Frederic Murphy

When energy sectors transition from government-controlled to market-driven systems, the legacy regulatory instruments can create unintended market distortions and lead to higher costs. In China, the most notable regulatory throwback is ceilings on electricity prices that generators can charge utilities,…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
September 29, 2016
Renewable Energy Policy in India: Creation, Implementation and Efficacy
Electricity Sector Transitions

Renewable Energy Policy in India: Creation, Implementation and Efficacy

India aims to transition from a fossil fuel burning economy to a comparatively low-carbon economy through the increased use of renewables. To achieve this, India aims to build 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, establishing one of the…

August 14, 2016
Challenges for Widespread Renewable Energy Deployment
Electricity Sector Transitions

Challenges for Widespread Renewable Energy Deployment

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano

Part of the policy strategy to avert the worst outcomes of global climate change is a transition to low carbon energy on an unprecedented scale. In particular, strong incentives are in place to promote the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies,…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
June 1, 2016