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Abstract

  • Saudi electricity demand grew by 5% per year between 2010 and 2018.
  • The Saudi government implemented two energy price reforms, in 2016 and 2018, which included significant electricity tariff hikes.
  • The government also implemented a range of efficiency measures to mitigate electricity demand growth. Since 2016, Saudi electricity demand has flattened at around 300 terawatthours (TWh).

 

 

 

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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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