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Abstract

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s households account for around 50% of national power consumption, with more than 7 million residential customers in 2017. The majority of this power is used for air conditioning and cooling systems due to the climate in the Kingdom, where the demand for energy increases dramatically in the hot summer months. Electricity prices have increased several times over recent decades to better reflect the costs of electricity generation.

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Abeer AlGhamdi

Research Associate Abeer is a research associate in the Energy Information Management team with expertise in energy data management and energy research… Abeer is a research associate in the Energy Information Management team with expertise in energy data management and energy research apps. Abeer is focused on data from Saudi Arabia, the rest of the GCC countries, India and China. She is an expert in identifying data sources, data availability, data transformation, data analysis and data quality level for research use. Abeer has published a large number of data sets on the KAPSARC data portal and insight energy apps development (KAPSARC Vehicle Fleet Model, Solar Photovoltaic Toolkit). Prior to joining KAPSARC, she served as a systems analyst for three years at the Arab National Bank.

Expertise

  • Energy data management
  • Data sciences and research apps

Publications See all Abeer AlGhamdi’s publications

Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia

Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s households account for around 50% of national power consumption, with…

6th April 2020
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