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Abstract

Over the last two decades, many countries have installed millions of smart meters to improve the efficiency, reliability, and quality of service in the electric power sector. Compared with traditional meters, smart meters measure consumers’ electricity usage at 5- or 15-minute intervals and communicate that usage and other data automatically to the utility. Both electricity consumers and their utility can benefit from smart meters. They provide more information to manage electricity consumption, improve power outage detection and restoration, enhance opportunities for additional       value-added services such as billing options and time of use rates, lower the utility’s costs, and enable distributed energy resources like solar and storage.

Authors

Shahid Hasan

Research Fellow Prior to joining KAPSARC, Shahid was an associate director at TERI, an independent research institution working in the areas of… Prior to joining KAPSARC, Shahid was an associate director at TERI, an independent research institution working in the areas of energy, environment and sustainable development. As part of his managerial responsibilities, he was responsible for defining, providing direction, implementing research agenda. he has immensely enjoyed working in a team, guiding and mentoring fellow colleagues. As an energy specialist with research and consulting experience, Shahid has worked on various aspects of electricity market reforms covering a range of issues around energy-economics, energy-policy/regulation, energy-markets, energy-sustainability, pricing, DSM especially related to the electricity industry in India and abroad. He has interacted widely with policymakers, regulators, utilities (public and private), multi-lateral & bi-lateral organizations, and international research institutions. He also contributed to a number of government reports aimed to facilitate transition of the energy sector. Representation as energy sector specialist in a number of national and international expert groups/task forces etc.

Expertise

  • Energy policies/regulations
  • Markets and transitions

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Beyond Smart Meters

Beyond Smart Meters

Over the last two decades, many countries have installed millions of smart meters to improve…

11th July 2021
Noura Mansouri

Research Fellow Noura is a research fellow at KAPSARC, a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an expert… Noura is a research fellow at KAPSARC, a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an expert at the World Energy Council (WEC). She is the co-chair of T20 Italy’s Task Force 2 (TF2) on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy and Environment. She was the lead co-chair of T20 Saudi Arabia’s TF2 on Climate Change and Environment in 2020. Dr. Mansouri previously worked at Areva. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in sustainability and energy transitions from the University of London. She is the author of Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at MIT. She was a member of the Zayed Sustainability Prize Review Committee 2018 and the Selection Committee 2019-2021, and received the 2015 Women Excellence Leadership Award under the category "Rising Stars." She is a founder and board member of the Saudi Association for Energy Economics, and a board member of Women in Clean Energy.  

Expertise

  • Circular Carbon Economy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transition and G20

Publications See all Noura Mansouri’s publications

Beyond Smart Meters

Beyond Smart Meters

Over the last two decades, many countries have installed millions of smart meters to improve…

11th July 2021
Thamir Alshehri

Senior Research Associate Thamir is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program, currently focused on creating data-driven tools to… Thamir is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program, currently focused on creating data-driven tools to identify and evaluate different energy market scenarios, as well as using “big data” technologies to better understand the impact of behavior and the environment on energy consumption. Thamer is interested in using technologies to facilitate better energy public policy and energy economical systems. He previously worked as a lecturer in Australia and also has entrepreneurial and industrial experience working on award-winning projects such as the Burj Khalifah Building Management System.

Expertise

  • Demand side management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy monitoring
  • Consumer behavior
  • Smart meters
  • Intelligent systems
  • Energy management systems
  • Big data
  • Smart grid
  • Agent-based modeling and machine learning

Publications See all Thamir Alshehri’s publications

Beyond Smart Meters

Beyond Smart Meters

Over the last two decades, many countries have installed millions of smart meters to improve…

11th July 2021
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