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Is Saudi Arabia Getting Warmer?
Electricity Sector Transitions Climate Change Policies and Governance Models, Data and Tools

Is Saudi Arabia Getting Warmer?

Nawaz Peerbocus, Hatem Al atawi, Turki Alaqeel, Abdulrahman AlJulaifi

According to NASA, the world is getting warmer. Warmer weather increases the demand for cooling, which subsequently increases the demand for electricity. Is Saudi Arabia getting warmer? And how might this impact the demand for electricity in the Kingdom? To…

Nawaz Peerbocus Peerbocus, Nawaz
Hatem Al atawi Al atawi, Hatem
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Abdulrahman AlJulaifi AlJulaifi, Abdulrahman
April 6, 2020
Crude Oil and Refined Products
Future of Natural Gas Markets Future of Global Oil Markets

Crude Oil and Refined Products

Rami Shabaneh, Abdullah Aldayel

The power sector in Saudi Arabia makes up just over half of the natural gas demand in the Kingdom, followed by the industrial sector and non-energy use as a feedstock for petrochemicals.

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
April 6, 2020
U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq
Future of Global Oil Markets Regional Energy Markets

U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

Majed A. Al Suwailem, Saleh Al Muhanna, Rami Shabaneh

Following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, as a result of a United States (U.S.) airstrike, the Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution stating that it “must work to end the presence of any foreign…

Majed A. Al Suwailem Majed A. Al Suwailem
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
January 30, 2020
Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Regional Energy Markets

Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Iqbal Adjali, Yagyavalk Bhatt

The emirate of Abu Dhabi was the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to design and implement reforms aimed at moving away from a wholly government-owned vertically-integrated electricity market structure. From 1998, Abu Dhabi introduced several policy, legislative, structural…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
March 3, 2019
Estimating the Household Consumption Function in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Estimating the Household Consumption Function in Saudi Arabia

Goblan Al Gahtani, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Simona Bigerna, Axel Pierru

This research is part of a joint project between the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC). This paper estimates a micro-based life cycle consumption model for Saudi Arabia over the period…

Goblan Al Gahtani Goblan Al Gahtani
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Simona Bigerna Bigerna, Simona
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
February 5, 2019
The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector
Regional Energy Markets

The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector

David Wogan, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have installed a network of high-voltage transmission lines, known as the GCC Interconnector, which links the member states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Interconnector…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
June 10, 2018
Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas

Rami Shabaneh, Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo

Natural gas resources in Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged as a new source of gas supply. While they are poised for export to global gas markets, they can also provide a key source of energy to the rest of Eastern…

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo Nhantumbo, Fernando Tomas
May 20, 2018
East Africa Shared Gas Initiative

East Africa Shared Gas Initiative

Energy demand in the economies of Eastern Africa is among the lowest in the world and represents only a small outlet for the large natural gas resource that has been discovered. Despite its important potential, renewables (with the exception of…

January 1, 2018
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
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
Is unbundling electricity services the way forward for the power sector?
Electricity Sector Transitions

Is unbundling electricity services the way forward for the power sector?

Electricity Journal

High penetration of distributed energy resources will lead to further fragmentation of the power sector, both in the services offered and its value chain. Successful business models will be those that are able to create new products, establish more efficient…

Rolando Fuentes

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
Is Unbundling Electricity Services the Way Forward for the Power Sector?
Electricity Sector Transitions

Is Unbundling Electricity Services the Way Forward for the Power Sector?

Rolando Fuentes

High penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) will lead to further fragmentation of the power sector, both in the services offered and its value chain. The ‘‘local’’ component of energy policies will probably become increasingly important.

Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
October 5, 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
August 10, 2016
Modeling residential electricity consumption and efficiency within an economic framework
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Modeling residential electricity consumption and efficiency within an economic framework

Walid Matar

Many countries have promoted energy efficiency and conservation in the residential sector due to its significant contribution to total demand. This paper discusses some of the wider implications of more efficient households on the overall energy system. Various efficiency options,…

Walid Matar Matar, Walid
March 6, 2015