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.

Authors

Mohammad Aldubyan

Senior Research Associate Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency, energy demand and price… Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy efficiency, energy demand and price reforms. 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. 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 and an M.Sc. in Economics from Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Expertise

  • Energy Efficiency; Energy Demand and Price Reforms; Energy Economics Modeling

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Anwar Gasim

Research Fellow Anwar is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC working on energy demand, carbon dioxide emissions, energy efficiency, and energy price reform.… Anwar is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC working on energy demand, carbon dioxide emissions, energy efficiency, and energy price reform. Anwar leads and manages a cross-functional team on the project “Modeling Final Energy Demand and the Impacts of Energy Price Reform.” This project includes studies on elasticities, emissions forecasting, the economic, fiscal, and environmental impacts of price reform, and the factors that lead to successful reform outcomes. Anwar has published in leading energy and environmental journals and has provided extensive advisory services to the Saudi energy sector. Anwar has also played a key role in several high-level task forces to expand KAPSARC’s research domains, refresh its research strategy, and strengthen its human capital. Anwar holds a B.Eng. in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from KAUST. He is also completing a non-resident Ph.D. in Sustainable Resources at UCL.

Expertise

  • Energy Demand; Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions; Energy Efficiency; Energy Price Reform; Sustainability; Climate Change

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