• Focus Area Models, Data and Tools Models, Data and Tools
  • Type Commentary
  • Date 05 June 2024
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Abstract

This research presents a comprehensive analysis of electricity demand factors in Saudi Arabia, focusing on the government sector across different regions. The findings of the paper are summarized as follows:The findings show that income significantly impacts government sector electricity demand in all regions of Saudi Arabia. This impact aligns with regional development characteristics. Notably, more established regions exhibit smaller electricity demand responses to income changes, indicating a stabilization effect. This observation is consistent with economic reasoning and suggests that, as regions develop economically, the increase in energy demand reaches a saturation point.

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Jeyhun Mikayilov

Research Fellow Jeyhun is a research fellow at KAPSARC. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Azerbaijan State University (now Baku State… Jeyhun is a research fellow at KAPSARC. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Azerbaijan State University (now Baku State University) in mathematics. Jeyhun holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a D.S. in econometrics. Before joining KAPSARC in September 2017, Jeyhun was an associate professor at the Department of Statistics and Econometrics at Azerbaijan State University, and the Department of Economics at Qafqaz University, where he taught econometrics, statistics, and mathematical economics. His other roles have included director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities, and head of the Center for Socio-Economic Research. Jeyhun was a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University Bloomington, United States (U.S.). He has also been a visiting researcher at several institutions, including the Center for Econometric Research, Sungyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea; Vistula University, Warsaw, Poland; the University of North Texas, and the University of South Texas, both in the U.S. Jeyhun’s research is focused on applied time series econometrics, the economics of energy, the environment and sustainable development. He has authored over 40 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review, the Journal of Management, Economics and Industrial Organization, and the Journal of Socio-Economic Studies, and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics.

Expertise

  • Applied Time Series Econometrics
  • The Economics of Energy and Environment
  • Sustainable Development

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Abeer AlGhamdi

Researcher Information Management Lead Abeer is a researcher information management lead with expertise in energy data management and energy research apps. Her experience has… Abeer is a researcher information management lead with expertise in energy data management and energy research apps. Her experience has focused on data analysis for research use, analyzing the Saudi and GCC energy data in various energy fields. She has led related energy data projects such as the Saudi Arabia energy balance, and energy database. She has worked on building and developing the KAPSARC data portal and research apps for energy and transportation.

Expertise

  • Energy data management
  • Data sciences and research apps

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Saudi Arabia Energy Report

Saudi Arabia Energy Report

This research presents a comprehensive analysis of electricity demand factors in Saudi Arabia, focusing on…

15th December 2020
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