Examining global electricity supply vulnerability to climate change using a high-fidelity hydropower dam model.

@article{Turner2017ExaminingGE,
  title={Examining global electricity supply vulnerability to climate change using a high-fidelity hydropower dam model.},
  author={Sean W. D. Turner and Jia Yi Ng and Stefano Galelli},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2017},
  volume={590-591},
  pages={663-675}
}
An important and plausible impact of a changing global climate is altered power generation from hydroelectric dams. Here we project 21st century global hydropower production by forcing a coupled, global hydrological and dam model with three General Circulation Model (GCM) projections run under two emissions scenarios. Dams are simulated using a detailed model that accounts for plant specifications, storage dynamics, reservoir bathymetry and realistic, optimized operations. We show that the… CONTINUE READING
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