• Primary Program Modeling energy efficiency and Modeling energy demand and price reforms in Saudi Arabia
  • Research Interests Energy efficiency, Energy demand and price reforms
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Biography

Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy demand and energy efficiency. He is currently partof a project modeling energy demand in Saudi Arabia and estimating the economic impacts of energyprice reform. He is also modeling Saudi Arabia’s residential building stock to assess its energy efficiency retrofit options. Mohammad holds an M.Sc. in renewable and clean energy from the University of Dayton, Ohio.

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Per Capita Regional Electricity Consumption in the Saudi Housing Sector

Per Capita Regional Electricity Consumption in the Saudi Housing Sector

Aggregate residential electricity consumption data for Saudi Arabia conceals regional disparities. Although electricity prices are unified across the country, electricity consumption patterns can be driven by regional factors such as wealth, population size, and weather conditions, among others.

7th September 2020
Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

What is behind the dramatic fall in gasoline prices? On May 11, 2020, Saudi Arabia slashed its domestic gasoline prices. The price of 91-octane gasoline fell from 1.31 to 0.67 Saudi Arabian riyals (SAR) per liter, while the price of 95-octane gasoline fell from 1.47 to 0.82 SAR per liter. As a result of these price reductions, domestic gasoline prices today are very close to those that prevailed before the gasoline price reform in 2018. As a result, some mistakenly believe that Saudi Arabia has introduced gasoline subsidies.

7th June 2020
Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia

Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has been adjusting gasoline prices on a quarterly basis since the start of 2019, with the most recent adjustment occurring on July 14, 2019. These adjustments depend on changes in international oil prices, and are smaller than the major changes in gasoline prices that occurred because of the energy price reforms of 2016 and 2018.

1st September 2019
The Impact of High Temperatures on Battery Performance in Solar-PV Systems With Storage

The Impact of High Temperatures on Battery Performance in Solar-PV Systems With Storage

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.

17th December 2019

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