Climate change is expected to have a major impact on electricity generation and demand in Suriname, especially on hydropower. Research in this area has provided projections on rainfall variation, water availability and hydropower generation at global, national, and local levels.
In this context, the Inter-American Development Bank has launched the report “Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower and Electricity Demand in Suriname”, with the participation of Kepa Solaun and María San Salvador, CEO and Project Manager of Global Factor, respectively.
The report presents two case studies that analyze the impacts of climate change on the energy sector of Suriname, providing concrete examples to understand and assess these impacts.
The first case focuses on the impacts of climate change on the Afobaka hydropower plant. It analyses the historical correlation between rainfall, flow and generation. The second case focuses on the impacts of climate change on the electricity demand in the Paramaribo area. In this case, the correlation between cooling degree days and energy demand was examined.
Check out the full report at the following link: Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower and Electricity Demand in Suriname (iadb.org)
Source: Global Factor
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