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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess policy-relevant effects of incorporating a more proper representation of electricity transmission in multi-sector national policy models. This goal is achieved by employing the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM), which is the first publicly available large-scale energy policy model for Saudi Arabia. Past studies using KEM have examined industrial pricing policy, residential energy efficiency, the prospects of power generation technologies and residential electricity pricing. These studies have shown that under certain fuel pricing scenarios, significant renewable energy capacity is deployed.

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Walid Matar

Research Fellow Walid works on developing energy system models. He developed the following components of the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM): electric power… Walid works on developing energy system models. He developed the following components of the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM): electric power generation, electricity transmission, oil refining, petrochemicals and fertilizers, and cement production. He is currently working on a bottom-up residential electricity use framework that merges microeconomics with the physical laws governing electricity use.

Expertise

  • Modeling energy systems
  • Electricity Prices
  • Energy Efficiency and The Interdisciplinary Connection Between Energy Economics and Engineering

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Amro Elshurafa

Research Fellow Amro is a research fellow at KAPSARC, with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of energy and technology… Amro is a research fellow at KAPSARC, with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of energy and technology in three continents. His research interests lie in renewable energy policy, power systems modeling, and hybrid microgrid design and optimization. He has led and executed several national modeling initiatives both on the distributed and utility scale. Credited with 40+ papers and several patents, Amro holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance.

Expertise

  • Power System Modeling
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Hybrid Microgrid Design and Optimization and Distribution Generation

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