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The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Electricity Sectors in Saudi Arabia and India

The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Electricity Sectors in Saudi Arabia and India

Yagyavalk Bhatt, Anushree Majumdar, Nora Nezamuddin

Currently, an estimated third of the global population is under some form of government-imposed lockdown measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. These lockdown measures have had various negative economic effects and could decrease electricity demand (Business Insider 2020).…

Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
Anushree Majumdar Majumdar, Anushree
Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
July 5, 2020
Electricity Demand Modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do Regional Differences Matter
Models, Data and Tools

Electricity Demand Modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do Regional Differences Matter

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov, Waheed Olagunju, Mohammad H. Al-Shehri

Energy is a pervasive input to all business and recreational activities. As such, total energy demand is an important indicator that helps explain the pattern of economic development within a country. Identifying and understanding the key determinants of electricity demand…

Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Waheed Olagunju Waheed Olagunju
Mohammad H. Al-Shehri Mohammad H. Al-Shehri
April 30, 2020
Residential Electricity Price Reforms: Are Different Income Groups and Regions Impacted Equally?
Models, Data and Tools

Residential Electricity Price Reforms: Are Different Income Groups and Regions Impacted Equally?

Ryan Alyamani, Abdulelah Darandary, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov

The government of Saudi Arabia has successfully reduced the country’s energy intensity, helped by its establishment of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) and a series of energy price reforms (EPR) that began in 2016. However, how households have responded…

Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
December 15, 2019
Theoretical Framework for Industrial Electricity Consumption Revisited
Models, Data and Tools

Theoretical Framework for Industrial Electricity Consumption Revisited

Fakhri Hasanov

Policymakers should expect that the energy price reform in Saudi Arabia will reduce industrial electricity consumption. However, this reduction will be slight as the price effect is found to be very small. At the same time, policymakers should be aware…

Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
November 24, 2019
The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market
Future of Natural Gas Markets

The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market

The changing landscape in global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets could make LNG imports a viable option for Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom works to diversify its power mix away from an increased reliance on burning oil to generate electricity.…

March 19, 2019
Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges
Regional Energy Markets

Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges

Rising electricity demand and growing fiscal constraints have encouraged governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions to consider more cooperative approaches to delivering reliable and affordable electricity services. The development of an…

July 1, 2018
Modeling and forecasting electricity demand in Azerbaijan using cointegration techniques

Modeling and forecasting electricity demand in Azerbaijan using cointegration techniques

Energies

Policymakers in developing and transitional economies require sound models to: (i) understand the drivers of rapidly growing energy consumption and (ii) produce forecasts of future energy demand. This paper attempts to model electricity demand in Azerbaijan and provide future forecast…

Fakhri Hasanov, Lester C. Hunt, Jeyhun Mikayilov

2016