• Primary Program Energy Transitions and Electric Power
  • Research Interests Demand side management, energy efficiency, energy monitoring, consumer behavior, smart meters, intelligent systems, energy management systems, big data, smart grid, agent-based modeling and machine learning


Thamir is a senior research associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program, currently focused on creating data-driven tools to identify and evaluate different energy market scenarios, as well as using “big data” technologies to better understand the impact of behavior and the environment on energy consumption. Thamer is interested in using technologies to facilitate better energy public policy and energy economical systems. He previously worked as a lecturer in Australia and also has entrepreneurial and industrial experience working on award-winning projects such as the Burj Khalifah Building Management System.


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Crude Oil Use in the Saudi Electricity Sector

Crude Oil Use in the Saudi Electricity Sector

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to promote sustainability in its electricity sector. In 2016 and 2018, the government of Saudi Arabia introduced a range of reforms as part of Saudi Vision 2030 to modernize the economy and make it less reliant on oil revenues. They included raising domestic energy prices, prioritizing energy efficiency, and diversifying the country’s fuel mix.

September 29, 2019

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