Sierra Nevada

Climate change impacts on high elevation hydropower generation in California’s Sierra Nevada

Source: 
Climatic Change
Volume: 
87
Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Climate change is likely to affect the generation of energy from California's high-elevation hydropower systems. To investigate these impacts, this study formulates alinear programming model of an 11-reservoir hydroelectric system operated by theSacramento Municipal Utility District in the Upper American River basin.

Author(s): 

S. Vicuna & R. Leonardson & M. W. Hanemann & L. L. Dale & J. A. Dracup

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