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The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants
Models, Data and Tools Electricity Sector Transitions

The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Shahad Turkistani, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

The Japanese government’s decision to continue restarting nuclear power is shaped by a combination of domestic political concerns, energy security challenges, and its ability to meet climate change commitments and targets. Nuclear power plants have started to come back online,…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Shahad Turkistani Turkistani, Shahad
Faisal Al-Ghamdi Al-Ghamdi, Faisal
December 31, 2018
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
November 26, 2018
New Business and Regulatory Models for Utilities of the Future
Electricity Sector Transitions

New Business and Regulatory Models for Utilities of the Future

Technological advancements have the potential to disrupt the fundamentals of the electric power sector and to some extent make the current role of utilities obsolete. Many countries face this challenge but so far a generic business and regulatory model has…

August 10, 2016
The Prospects for Coal-fired Power Generation in Saudi Arabia

The Prospects for Coal-fired Power Generation in Saudi Arabia

Axel Pierru, Walid Matar

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 freeing up oil for other revenue-generating opportunities. Coal-fired generation has been promoted in some…

Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Walid Matar Matar, Walid
December 24, 2015