• Focus Area -
  • Type Discussion paper
  • Date 15 May 2016


The Gulf region has seen rapid population and economic growth over the past few decades, changing the landscape of the area, raising living standards and enabling millions to increase their consumption of essential services such as water and electricity. These services have mostly been provided by government-owned utilities at subsidized rates. Despite this, little research has been done on estimating the impact of the drivers of the demand for electricity in the region, with none taking into account factors such as weather and consumer behavior.

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