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Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights


  • Bertrand Rioux
  • Axel Pierru
  • Nader Alkathiri

    (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)


Saudi Arabia plans to reform and privatize its power generation sector as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. To provide analytical insights, we developed a model that simulates the restructuring of the electricity market, along with reforming fuel prices to an energy equivalent of $3/MMBtu.

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  • Bertrand Rioux & Axel Pierru & Nader Alkathiri, 2017. "Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights," Discussion Papers ks-2017-dp025, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:prc:dpaper:ks-2017-dp025

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    Capacity price; Economic modeling; Electricity market; Electricity market design; Energy demand; Energy price reform; Fuel prices; Fuel subsidies; Price manipulation; Power generation; Production capacity; Vision 2030;

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