Key technical challenges for the electric power industry and climate change

Lisa M. Beard, Judith B. Cardell, Ian Dobson, Floyd Galvan, David Hawkins, Ward Jewell, Mladen Kezunovic, Thomas J. Overbye, Pankaj K. Sen, Daniel Tylavsky

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This paper, prepared by the Climate Change Technology Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Power and Energy Society Energy Development and Power Generation Committee, identifies key technical issues facing the electric power industry, related to global climate change. The technical challenges arise from: 1) impacts on system operating strategies, configuration, and expansion plans of emission-reducing technologies; 2) power infrastructure response to extreme weather events; 3) effects of government policies including an expanded use of renewable and alternative energy technologies; and 4) impacts of market rules on power system operation. Possible lessons from other industries responses to climate change are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5353612
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Alternative technologies
  • Electric power research
  • Extreme weather
  • Global climate change
  • Government policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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