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  • Date 11 July 2021
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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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Noura Mansouri

Research Fellow Noura Mansouri is a fellow at KAPSARC, a research affiliate at MIT, and an expert at the World Energy Council.… Noura Mansouri is a fellow at KAPSARC, a research affiliate at MIT, and an expert at the World Energy Council. She is the co-chair of the T20 Indonesia 2022 Task Force on Governing Climate Target, Energy Transition and Environmental Protection. She also served as the (lead) co-chair of the T20 Task Force on Climate Change and Environment/Sustainable Energy during both the Saudi 2020 and Italian 2021 G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri has over 18 years of research and professional experience. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in climate change, sustainability and energy transitions from the University of London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. She is the author of Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. Noura has over 20 publications on climate change, sustainability, and energy transition, and she has spoken publicly on the subject at over 85 events globally.  

Expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transition Pathways
  • Circular Carbon Economy
  • Carbon Management
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • T20/G20.

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Thamir Al Shehri

Research Lead Thamir is a Research Lead in the Climate & Sustainability program. He is currently focused on creating data-driven tools to… Thamir is a Research Lead in the Climate & Sustainability program. He is currently focused on creating data-driven tools to identify and evaluate different energy market scenarios and developing the KAPSARC Circular Carbon Economy Index. Thamir also acts as an advisor to the broader energy ecosystem in Saudi Arabia, particularly in the areas of clean energy transitions, sustainability, and carbon emissions management. He is also a member of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He previously worked as a lecturer in Australia and has entrepreneurial and industrial experience working on award-winning projects such as the Burj Khalifah Building Management System.

Expertise

  • Circular Carbon Economy
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Energy Transitions
  • Clean Energy Policy
  • Carbon Monitoring
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Demand Side Management
  • Cooling
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Meter
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Nudge Theory
  • Digital Transformation

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