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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 Soummane is a research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program. His current research scopes include modeling… Salaheddine Soummane is a research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program. His current research scopes include modeling the Saudi electricity market, electricity market reforms and regulatory framework. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Salaheddine worked as a research associate for CIRED (France). He had also worked as a researcher within the R&D division of the utility group EDF (Paris) while completing his Ph.D. His doctoral dissertation assessed the implications of climate policy on oil exporters, with an exploration of structural change scenarios of the Saudi economy. Salaheddine holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Paris-Saclay University (France), and M.Sc. degrees in Energy Economics from the University of Montpellier (France), and in Econometrics for Financial Markets from the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France).

Expertise

  • Electricity Markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • CGE Modeling
  • 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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