Abstract

In this commentary, we discuss the impact of renewable energy penetration on end-user electricity prices driven by the observed development in European countries since 2000. We conclude with a discussion on how Saudi Arabia is benefiting from its development of renewable energy.

 

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Salaheddine Soummane

Senior Associate Salaheddine is a senior associate in the Utilities and Renewables program. His current work focuses on energy market restructuring, modeling,… Salaheddine is a senior associate in the Utilities and Renewables program. His current work focuses on energy market restructuring, modeling, and regulation. Before joining KAPSARC, Salaheddine worked as a research associate at the Centre for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED), a National Centre for Scientific Research lab in Paris, as part of the integrated economy-energy modeling team. He also worked as an economist in the energy markets and environmental regulation unit of the utility group Électricité de France (Paris). Salaheddine holds a Ph.D. in economics from Paris-Saclay University (France). His doctoral dissertation assessed potential economic and energy transition pathways for Saudi Arabia. He also holds an M.Sc. in energy economics and law from the University of Montpellier (France), and an M.Sc. in finance from the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France).

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  • أسواق الكهرباء، الاقتصاد الكلي، نمذجة التوازن العام الحاسوبية، وسياسات المناخ

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