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  • Date 5 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.

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Yagyavalk Bhatt

Research Associate Yagyavalk Bhatt is a research associate in the Transport and Urban Infrastructure program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers… Yagyavalk Bhatt is a research associate in the Transport and Urban Infrastructure program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various projects related to economic research and analysis. These include examining the cost-benefit of rail electrification in Saudi Arabia and the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of the supply- and demand-side policies on the adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles and associated energy demand in India. His work also includes electricity market integration within the GCC and wider MENA region. He has authored and contributed to numerous research papers and studies related to the transportation and electricity sectors. Yagyavalk has a master’s degree in renewable energy management and engineering and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication.

Expertise

  • Road Transport
  • Rail
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicles
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy
  • Clean Energy Fuels

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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

Senior Research Associate Nora is a Senior research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the… Nora is a Senior 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

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