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Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower Management

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Published in Water Resources Management. 2013, vol. 27, p. 5143-5156
Abstract Climate change affects hydropower production by modifying total annual inflow volumes and their seasonal distribution. Moreover, increasing air temperatures impact electricity consumption and, as a consequence, electricity prices. All together, these phenomena may lead to a loss in revenue. We show that an adequate management of hydropower plants mitigates these losses. These results are obtained by resorting to an interdisciplinary approach integrating hydrology, economy and hydropower management in an interdependent quantitative model.
Keywords Climate changeHydropower managementElectricity marketSwitzerland
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Other version: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11269-013-0458-1
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Research group Energie, politique et économie
Project FNS: Swiss National project 61
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GAUDARD, Ludovic, GILLI, Manfred, ROMERIO-GIUDICI, Franco. Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower Management. In: Water Resources Management, 2013, vol. 27, p. 5143-5156. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:75504

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