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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 is a senior associate in the Utilities and Renewables program. His current work focuses on energy market restructuring, modeling,… Salaheddine is a senior associate in the Utilities and Renewables program. His current work focuses on energy market restructuring, modeling, and regulation. Before joining KAPSARC, Salaheddine worked as a research associate at the Centre for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED), a National Centre for Scientific Research lab in Paris, as part of the integrated economy-energy modeling team. He also worked as an economist in the energy markets and environmental regulation unit of the utility group Électricité de France (Paris). Salaheddine holds a Ph.D. in economics from Paris-Saclay University (France). His doctoral dissertation assessed potential economic and energy transition pathways for Saudi Arabia. He also holds an M.Sc. in energy economics and law 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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