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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 Research Fellow at KAPSARC, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and an Expert at the WEC. She… Noura Mansouri is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and an Expert at the WEC. She served as the (lead) Co-Chair of T20 Task Force 2 on Climate Change and Environment/Sustainable Energy during both the Saudi and Italian G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri has over 18 years of research and professional experience, including working for the Center for Global Energy Studies (London), and the French nuclear company AREVA. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in sustainability and energy transitions from the University of London. She is the author of the book Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. Dr. Mansouri completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at MIT. She served as a member of the Zayed Sustainability Prize Review Committee for 2018 and the Selection Committee for 2019-2022, and received the 2015 Women Excellence Leadership Award. She has many publications on climate change and sustainable energy transitions. Noura is a founder and board member of the Saudi Association of Energy Economics.  

Expertise

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

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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

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