Assessing the Impact of Future Climates on the Thermal Electric and Hydroelectric Generating Capacity of the Southeast U.S.

Archive Project
Assessing the Impact of Future Climates on the Thermal Electric and Hydroelectric Generating Capacity of the Southeast U.S.

Focus Areas: 

  • Food, Water & Forestry
  • Energy

This project aims to develop a modeling structure to analyze the effects of climate change on water temperature and availability as factors affecting electricity production and other energy facilities and infrastructures.  We also plan to explore the effects possible adaptation strategies could have on reducing impacts of climate change on power production.  To do this work, we will be using data from the Oak Ridge National Lab that is related to power plants in the Gulf Coast region.

Funding Sources

Project Leaders

Administration, Faculty
CGCS; Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program; CGCS