Integrating Climate Risk into Long-Term Energy Planning: A Critical Review

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James Doss-Gollin , Yash Vijay Amonkar , Katlyn Schmeltzer, Daniel Cohan


Electricity systems face substantial and growing climate risks which are escalating due to electrification, renewable energy intermittency, population changes, and the intensifying impacts of climate change such as extreme temperatures and weather-induced infrastructure damage. This critical review investigates climate risks to the electricity sector and scrutinizes the methodologies used to represent climate risk in long-term electricity system planning studies. We find that many studies rely on weather data and socio-economic scenarios that are inadequate to fully characterize climate risks to present and future electricity systems. We advocate for more holistic assessments that incorporate comprehensive weather data, acknowledge dynamic multi-sector interactions, and employ adaptive and robust methodologies.



Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Power and Energy, Risk Analysis


climate risk, Electricity Systems, climate change


Published: 2023-07-15 02:13

Last Updated: 2023-07-15 09:13


CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

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