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  • Type Instant Insight
  • Date 11th 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 the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program. His current research focus includes modeling the… Salaheddine is a research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program. His current research focus includes modeling the Saudi electricity market, including its reforms and regulatory framework. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Salaheddine worked as a research associate for the Centre for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED), a National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) lab, based in Paris, where he focused on integrated economy-energy modeling. He has also worked as an economist researcher within the research and development (R&D) department of the utility group EDF (Paris). He was part of the group’s energy markets and environmental regulation unit focused on emerging markets. Salaheddine holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Paris-Saclay University (France), an M.Sc. in Energy Economics 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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