A.S. Azzouni Consultants was established in June 1993.
The establishment of our organization coincided with
consensus among public sector planning organizations
and natural gas, water, and electricity utilities in
Saudi Arabia and the Gulf of the continued difficulty
to meet high demand for utilities in the presence of
low utility tariff and limited availability of public
funds to finance expansion of utilities infrastructure.
The vision which evolved aimed at improving the efficiency
of public utilities, revising tariff structures to reflect
cost of service, establishing and enabling the required
legal and regulatory frameworks, and privatizing public
utilities. Despite progress toward this objective, meeting
energy, electricity, and water consumption growth rates
remains unsustainable. It is our belief that remedies
are available to rationalize utilities consumption,
rationalize their investment cost, pass the necessary
policies, and enhance economic development.
Our experience enables us to assist clients in the changing
regulated and competitive energy, water, and electricity
markets of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. Our clientele
consists of public sector planning organizations, natural
gas, water, and electricity utilities, industrial, commercial
and institutional users of electricity, natural gas,
fuel oil, steam, water and wastewater services, as well
as financial institutions and investors. Our work takes
the form of studies, the preparation of economic and
engineering analysis, and providing expert opinion.
Our operation is independent of equipment vendors, the
direct sale of utilities, and the operation of physical
plants. This framework enables us to critically evaluate
our clients' needs and to develop the required strategies,
policies, and procurement options.
A.S. Azzouni Consultants is committed to producing results
that will lead to the creation and enhancement of well
functioning and economically efficient electricity,
natural gas/fuel, and water sectors, markets, and industries
in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. We are equally committed
to the optimization of electricity, natural gas/fuel
and water consumption of our industrial, commercial,
and institutional clients. The value we bring through
our efforts is inherent in our deep knowledge of the
utilities situation in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, our
experience and knowledge of state of the art work in
the areas of energy economics, regulatory economics,
energy engineering, utilities sector restructuring,
and tariff design.
Our staff of partners, employees, consultants, and associates
has on average twenty years of experience in the utilities
industry. Their educational background covers economics,
engineering, finance, and law. Their experience includes
extensive service in the industry, government, and academia.
Our resources are supplemented by working relationships
and agreements with various United States, European,
and Saudi Arabian engineering houses, management consulting
firms, research organizations, electric, water, and
gas utilities, and independent consultants.