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  • Type Instant Insight
  • Date 5th July 2020
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Abstract

Currently, an estimated third of the global population is under some form of government-imposed lockdown measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. These lockdown measures have had various negative economic effects and could decrease electricity demand (Business Insider 2020). This insight compares the effects of Saudi Arabia’s and India’s COVID-19 lockdowns on their respective electricity sectors.

Authors

Yagyavalk Bhatt

Research Associate Yagyavalk is a research associate at KAPSARC. His research interests include analysis of energy policies, with a focus on alternative… Yagyavalk is a research associate at KAPSARC. His research interests include analysis of energy policies, with a focus on alternative fuels and their impact on energy security. He previously worked as a researcher, providing sustainable development and decentralized renewable energy system solutions to rural areas of north India. He holds a master’s degree in renewable energy engineering and management from TERI University, India.  

Expertise

  • Energy market
  • Renewable energy transition and climate finance

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Anushree Majumdar

Anushree Majumdar

Anushree is an energy consultant at CEEW, Centre for Energy Finance (CEF). Her research includes analysis of global electric vehicle… Anushree is an energy consultant at CEEW, Centre for Energy Finance (CEF). Her research includes analysis of global electric vehicle dissemination with a special focus on the Indian regulatory framework. She has previously worked with Energo Labs, ITP India and KAPSARC on the energy blockchain, renewable project designing and energy utilization in freight movement.

Nora Nezamuddin

Research Associate Nora is a research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the Kingdom… Nora is a research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from a global and local perspective and understanding the energy demand in freight movement in India. She has also worked on renewable transitions policy and costs and their effect on electricity markets.

Expertise

  • Transport economics
  • Freight transport
  • Energy policies
  • Transport policy
  • Transitions policy and trade
  • Energy in transport

Publications See all Nora Nezamuddin’s publications

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