Author Archives: Angelo Carlino

A new EU report on water-energy systems sponsored by European Commission DG-RTD

Energy and water systems are highly interdependent, yet seldom planned and managed together, overlooking synergies and combined risks. The developed soft linkage of models maps future hydro-climatic projections into future power system operation, and allows to quantify the vulnerability of the power system to changes in the hydrological system due to climate change.
Danube region, Iberian Peninsula, Alpine region and the Adda river basin (high-resolution) are analyzed in the study.
Results show that climate change and renewable energy penetration will have significant effects on the reliability and vulnerability of the energy system in the different regions also impacting energy prices.
The NRM group substantially contributed to the project providing projections of water temperature and streamflow with daily resolution at more than 350 specific locations.
Read more HERE.