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Saudi Arabia’s Electricity: Energy Supply and Demand Future Challenges

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Publication date29/07/2019
Host publication2019 1st Global Power, Energy and Communication Conference (GPECOM)
PublisherIEEE
Pages467-472
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680865
ISBN (Print)9781538680872
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This research examines the long-term future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s power sector. The global energy sector has grown rapidly over the last decade and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s power sector is a part of this global trend. This growth requires the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s power sector to achieve the target of load balance at the peak demand and consumption control. Therefore, this research identifies the relationship between peak load, consumption, and generation capacity, especially for the long-term during the growth and development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s population. The electricity sector and the security of future energy need to be carefully considered. The electricity sector requires development of energy efficiency, upgrading all power systems and energy facilities to control electricity consumption. The availability of renewable energy resources and the strategic location of the Kingdom support the government’s vision 2030 as a plan for the future of energy sector, which proposes opportunities to apply new technologies such as Renewable Energy and energy storage to comply with future requirements.

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