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Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model


  • Walid Matar
  • Amro Elshurafa

    (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)


The purpose of this study is to assess policy-relevant effects of incorporating a more proper representation of electricity transmission in multi-sector national policy models. This goal is achieved by employing the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM), which is the first publicly available large-scale energy policy model for Saudi Arabia. Past studies using KEM have examined industrial pricing policy, residential energy efficiency, the prospects of power generation technologies and residential electricity pricing. These studies have shown that under certain fuel pricing scenarios, significant renewable energy capacity is deployed.

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  • Walid Matar & Amro Elshurafa, 2017. "Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model," Methodology Papers ks--2017-mp04, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:prc:mpaper:ks--2017-mp04

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