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Reference Number GR/S18922/01
Title A Generic Process for Assessing Climate Change Impacts on the Electricity Supply Industry and Utilities
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 20%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 20%;
Principal Investigator Professor CA Taylor
No email address given
Civil Engineering
University of Bristol
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2003
End Date 31 October 2006
Duration 37 months
Total Grant Value £194,626
Industrial Sectors Energy; Technical Consultancy
Region South West
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor CA Taylor , Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr J Davis , Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
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Abstract This project will develop a generic process for assessing the impact of the UKCIP02 climate change scenarios on the performance of the electricity supply industry (ESI), the latter being representative of similar complex utilities such as the gas, telecommunications and water supply industries. The generic assessment process will provide the currently missing integrating framework that is essential if the many technical and business risks that climate change may impose on the ESI are to be properly managed. The new assessment process will be developed and evaluated by conducting an analysis of the ESI system, from generation through to customer, with a focus on wind power generation as an example of an important renewable energy source that is particularly susceptible to climate variables. The study will concentrate on two exemplar aspects, namely the impact of electricity consumption patterns and the impact on wind power generation
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