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The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector

David Wogan, Frederic Murphy and Axel Pierru ()

Discussion Papers from King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Abstract: Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have installed a network of high-voltage transmission lines, known as the GCC Interconnector, which links the member states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Interconnector has successfully provided reliable services to GCC countries but has not yet realized its full potential as a platform to fully integrate individual electricity systems. This paper analyzes the potential costs and gains of electricity exchange among the GCC countries. Given the current political climate, it does not consider electricity exchange with Qatar, except as a sensitivity case.

Keywords: Crude oil; Electricity; Electricity exchange; Electricity systems; Fuel subsidies; GCC interconnector; Natural gas; Policy development; Vision 2030; Water sector (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44 pages
Date: 2018-06
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DOI: 10.30573/KS--2018-DP36

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