Abstract

The analysis presented in this paper evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 stay-home order (or lockdown) on electricity consumption among Saudi residential building stock. Our analysis is based on an assessment of monitored data obtained for a sample of housing units as well as the results from a residential energy model (REEM). Specifically, we estimate the impact of the stay-home order imposed due to COVID-19 in most Saudi regions between March 15 and June 15, 2020, on residential electricity consumption.

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Mohammad Aldubyan

Senior Research Associate Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency, energy demand and price… Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency, energy demand and price reforms. He is currently leading the Residential Energy Model (REEM), which simulates residential energy demand and estimates the impact of energy efficiency programs on Saudi Arabia’s housing sector. He is also part of a project modeling energy demand in Saudi Arabia and estimating the economic impacts of energy price reforms. Mohammad holds an M.Sc. in Renewable and Clean Energy from the University of Dayton, Ohio and an M.Sc. in Economics from Purdue University, West Lafayette.

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  • Energy Efficiency; Energy Demand and Price Reforms; Energy Economics Modeling

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Moncef Krarti

Moncef Krarti

Former Visiting Researcher Moncef was a visiting researcher with over 30 years of experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and… Moncef was a visiting researcher with over 30 years of experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies applied to buildings. He is a professor and a coordinator of the Building Systems Program, Civil, Environment and Architectural Department at the University of Colorado.

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