• Focus Area Electricity Sector Transitions Electricity Sector Transitions
  • Type Commentary
  • Date 17 December 2019
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Abstract

The World Bank estimates that nearly 1 billion people globally have no grid electricity access. Diesel generators are the default source of energy for locations lacking access to the grid. The falling costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation and battery storage systems will enable fully renewable, reliable, and economic off-grid generation.

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Amro Elshurafa

Executive Director Dr. Elshurafa is the Executive Director of the Utilities and Renewables Department and possesses 20+ years of experience garnered on…

Dr. Elshurafa is the Executive Director of the Utilities and Renewables Department and possesses 20+ years of experience garnered on three continents. His research interests lie in renewable energy policy, electricity market design and regulation, and power systems modeling. He has led and executed several national modeling initiatives at distributed and utility scales. Some aspects of his research have been adopted by BP in their seminal annual Statistical Review. He is listed among the top 2% scientists globally as per Stanford, and he is a board member of the Saudi Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority. Credited with 50+ papers and patents, he holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and an MBA in Finance.

Expertise

  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Electricity Market Design and Regulation
  • Power Sector Modeling

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Mohammad Aldubyan

Fellow Mohammad is a Fellow in KAPSARC’s Climate & Sustainability program. His research focuses on energy efficiency in buildings, energy demand,…

Mohammad is a Fellow in KAPSARC’s Climate & Sustainability program. His research focuses on energy efficiency in buildings, energy demand, and energy modeling. He is currently leading the Residential Energy Model (REEM), which simulates residential energy demand and estimates the impact of energy efficiency programs on Saudi Arabia’s housing sector.

Mohammad holds an M.Sc. in Renewable and Clean Energy from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and an M.Sc. in Economics from Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Expertise

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Demand
  • Modeling

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