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.
Senior AssociateSalaheddine was a senior associate in Consulting. His current work scopes include energy market restructuring, modeling, and regulation. Before joining…
Salaheddine was a senior associate in Consulting. His current work scopes include 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).
Strategy and Planning DirectorNawaz was the Strategy and Planning Director at KAPSARC. He was previously the program director for Energy Transitions and Electric…
Nawaz was 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.