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Climate Change Adaptation at Hydro Tasmania

Submitted by Élyse Fournier 10th August 2017 5:46
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“Poatina Water Intake 2” by darkdide.lemming is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Summary

Climate change affects runoff conditions, reservoir evaporation and sedimentation regimes with consequences for power generation, asset integrity and operational safety. In response to projected reductions in water inflows, Hydro Tasmania has implemented a package of adaptation measures to compensate future production losses. Adaptation measures include changes in seasonal operating rules and turbine outage management, installation of additional generation capacity in the form of mini-hydropower assets, improvements in water inflow efficiency, and increases in water storage capacity.

At a Glance

Industry sector: Generation
Type of resources: Hydro
Type of energy: Electricity
Adaptation type: Management Design and operation standards, guidelines, tools and schedules Physical New generation, carrying and transformation capacity Equipment protection, upgrades and alternative materials
Organization: Hydro Tasmania
Organization type: Utility