Abstract

Between 2007 and 2018, residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia increased by 45%, from around 89 terawatthours (TWh) to 130 TWh (SAMA 2019). Population and gross domestic product (GDP) are two key factors that influence residential electricity consumption.

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Mohammad Aldubyan

Research Associate Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency and energy demand. He… Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency and energy demand. He is currently leading the ‘Residential’ Energy Model (REEM) that simulates residential energy demand and estimates the impact of energy efficiency programs in Saudi Arabia’s housing sector. He is also part of a project modeling energy demand in Saudi Arabia and estimating the economic impacts of energy price reforms. Mohammad holds an M.Sc. in renewable and clean energy from the University of Dayton, Ohio.

Expertise

  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy demand and price reforms

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Anwar Gasim

Research Fellow Anwar joined KAPSARC in 2012 and is a Research Fellow. His research primarily focuses on energy demand, energy prices and… Anwar joined KAPSARC in 2012 and is a Research Fellow. His research primarily focuses on energy demand, energy prices and energy efficiency. He leads the project Modeling Final Energy Demand and the Impacts of Energy Price Reform. Anwar has also led research on energy productivity and embodied energy in international trade. He has published journal articles in leading energy economics journals and has played a key role in multiple research strategy development initiatives at the center. Anwar holds a B.Eng. in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from KAUST.

Expertise

  • Energy Demand
  • Energy Efficiency
  • The Rebound Effect
  • Energy Subsidies and Welfare
  • Energy and Environmental Economics and Energy Price Reform

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