National industrial strategy: This project
examined the ability of the energy, electricity,
and water infrastructure to meet the objectives
of Saudi Arabia’s national industrial strategy.
Recommendations made covered: 1) regulatory reform
of the utilities sectors, 2) pricing for industrial
use of energy, electricity, and water, 3) the
application of demand response and technology
choice guidelines, and 4) utilities long range
of aluminum smelter standby and excess power rates:
Assistance is provided to the key electric utility
in Saudi Arabia in determining and negotiating
standby and rates of excess power purchases.
• GCC countries’
electrical energy export potential: This project
examined the potential and the economic and institutional
constraints of GCC countries to export excess
electricity to countries in the region and beyond.
• Analysis of
Saudi Arabia long range electrification plan:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect
demand response mechanisms and energy conservation
policies have on Saudi Arabia’s long range
plan in terms of peak demand, capacity requirements,
capital requirements, and institutional development.
• Southern Ghawar
cogeneration: This project involved the evaluation
of cogeneration potential in the southern Ghawar
oil producing area, the specification of technical
configuration, and conducting the required economic
• Major electricity
consumers’ pricing strategies and market
profile: This project advanced recommendations
on wholesale electricity trading and pricing strategies
toward major electricity industrial consumers,
potiential for on-site generation and the design
of pricing structures.
• The Saudi Arabian
electricity market structure and characteristics:
This project provided description of the electricity
sector in Saudi Arabia in light of restructuring
efforts and reforms of both 1974 and 1998. The
analysis provides a description of the economic,
regulatory, organizational, institutional background,
the role of constituents, the presence of entry
barriers, and the potential for market contestability.
• Impact of electricity
pricing on the competitiveness of Saudi Arabian
industries: This study analyses industrial electricity
consumption, end use technologies in place, the
regulatory framework, and the impact restructured
electricity markets have on Saudi Arabian industries.
• Power and water
plant configuration study - technical analysis,
economic evaluation, transmission pricing, environmental
evaluation, and regulatory analysis of a 2000
MW and 150 MIGD power/water plant: This study
examines the feasibility of various power generation
fuels, selects the appropriate power generation
and water desalination technologies, evaluates
the economics, assesses the regulatory requirements
with regard to standby power, wheeling and transmission
charges, and evaluates the impact of the plant
on the regional economy. The analysis conducted
involved both project financial analysis and national
economic impact analysis.
of Saudi Aramco energy conservation program: This
project was conducted over a period of three years.
The objective was to analyze the potential for
energy conservation corporate wide, the development
of overall corporate energy strategies: outsourcing
of utilities, IPP options, partnering with local
electric utilities, role in regulatory reform
and the restructuring process, and to establish
the policy and regulatory requirements.
• Oil and gas
facilities’ electricity, natural gas, and
steam consumption optimization studies: The work
covered detailed energy engineering surveys of
refineries, gas plants, and crude oil processing
centers, analysis and estimates of electricity,
natural gas, and steam costs and transfer prices,
assessment of both technical and economic potential
for reduction in electricity, natural gas, and
steam consumption by end-use, and cost/benefit
analysis of key electricity, natural gas, and
steam optimization projects.
• Strategic analysis
of industrial cogeneration potential in Saudi
Arabia: Efforts involved the assessment of industrial
cogeneration potential in Saudi Arabia. The study
analyzed the impediments to investments in cogeneration
and the determinants of capacity under both efficiency
and revenue maximization paradigms. The analysis
was conducted from the electric utilities and
the public sector points of view as well as that
of industrial facilities.
• Analysis and
review of electricity demand forecasting system:
This study reviewed the electric utility demand
forecasting system and analyzed the electricity
market in the service area.
• Analysis of
a failed nuclear power plant project - project
analysis, and implications to future capacity
planning and profitability: This study was commissioned
to analyze the regulatory and economic factors
underlying the failure of a nuclear power plant
analysis of rural electricity consumption and
conservation: This study involved the modeling
and analysis of rural electricity consumption.
Econometric models were designed and used to examine
the impact of regulated prices on energy consumption
and attitude toward energy conservation.
• The planning
and implementation of supply/demand natural gas
forecasting system in Saudi Arabia: This project
involved modeling the entire in-country energy
demand and allocation system covering: gas, liquid
fuel, power generation, water desalination, and
industrial gas requirments.