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Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use by Dr. Thomas J. Wilbanks (eds.)

By Dr. Thomas J. Wilbanks (eds.)

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The Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council’s 6th Northwest Conservation and Power Plan discussed climatic change, and (NPCC 2010) addressed the impact of climate change on electricity demand. The Council staff determined that a 2°F increase in average winter temperature (3°F at peak) would result in a 600 MW decrease in average electricity demand and a decrease in winter peak demand,of 1,000 MW. In summer, the corresponding increase in July average temperature of about 3 degrees resulted in a 1,000 MW increase in average monthly load and a 3,000 MW increase in peak summer load.

Floods, droughts/heat waves. , between electricity and gas supply systems, or between regional electric utilities. Interregional and intraregional bulk power transmission has the potential to add resilience to the supply system, but such linkages can themselves be vulnerable to disruptions (as in the case of the 2003 Northeast blackout). 5 and GCRP, 2009, knowledge about implications of climate change for renewable energy potentials has increased (see, for example, Table 4; also see DOE, 2013), although many answers await improvements in data.

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