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  • Type Instant Insight
  • Date 11 June 2020
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Abstract

The impact of curfews and lockdowns on total electricity demand as a result of the spread of COVID-19 depends on many factors. This insight provides a summary of the immediate demand impacts in selected regions around the world due to lockdown measures. We will follow this up with a second insight, presenting several scenarios for the evolution of electricity demand in Saudi Arabia for the rest of 2020.

 

Authors

Salaheddine Soummane

Research Associate Salaheddine is a Research Associate in KAPSARC’s Energy Transitions and Electric Power program. His current research focuses on modeling the… Salaheddine is a Research Associate in KAPSARC’s Energy Transitions and Electric Power program. His current research focuses on modeling the Saudi electricity market, including reforms and regulatory frameworks. 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. He focused on integrated economy–energy modeling. He also worked as an economist in the energy markets and environmental regulation unit of Électricité de France (Paris), a utility group. Salaheddine holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Paris-Saclay University (France), 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).

Expertise

  • Electricity Markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • CGE Modeling and Climate Policy

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Nawaz Peerbocus

Nawaz Peerbocus

Strategy and Planning Director Nawaz is the Strategy and Planning Director at KAPSARC. He was previously the program director for Energy Transitions and Electric…

Nawaz is the Strategy and Planning Director at KAPSARC. He was previously the program director for Energy Transitions and Electric Power. Before joining KAPSARC, he was the Chief Economist at the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) where he led the strategic transformation project and advised on strategic planning issues. Before SEC, Nawaz was director of Market Strategy at Enbala and senior economist at the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator.

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