How is climate change likely to affect queensland electricity infrastructure into the future?

Oliver, E., Martin, D., Krause, O., Bartlett, S. and Froome, C. (2015). How is climate change likely to affect queensland electricity infrastructure into the future?. In: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC). IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Brisbane, Australia, (). 15-18 November 2015. doi:10.1109/APPEEC.2015.7380972


Author Oliver, E.
Martin, D.
Krause, O.
Bartlett, S.
Froome, C.
Title of paper How is climate change likely to affect queensland electricity infrastructure into the future?
Conference name IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 15-18 November 2015
Convener IEEE
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC)
Journal name Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/APPEEC.2015.7380972
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781467381321
ISSN 2157-4847
Volume 2016-January
Total pages 6
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In order to plan efficiently and cost effectively, utilities must take a long-term outlook on their transmission and distribution utility assets. Climate is important to consider, especially when a significant proportion of Queensland is affected by extreme weather events including cyclones, flooding and heat. However, why the climate is changing is due to human-related activities. Therefore, a study was performed to identify the changes which could be expected to occur in Queensland, and how this may affect utility operations. Literature provided by various government bodies and utilities was reviewed and analysed. The study highlighted several instances where direct damage to infrastructure will increase due to tropical cyclones and flooding, requiring adjustments to utility asset management plans. It is likely that this will result in more frequent electricity supply interruptions. Additionally, increasing summer temperatures and heatwaves due to climate change will increase peak load demand. Additional generating capacity may be required to meet this demand.
Keyword Global warming
Power grids
Power system planning
Power system reliability
Tropical cyclones
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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