Water risks for hydroelectricity generation Chiara Colesanti Senni and Adrian von Jagow
22 February 2023
The findings inform the design of the low-carbon transition and the management of environmental financial risks. [...] The authors also acknowledge support from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and the UK Economic and Social Research Council through the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. [...] The remainder of the paper is organised as follows: Section 2 describes the sources of the data and the construction of the dataset. [...] The pressure to power the turbines is derived from the elevation of the reservoir’s surface compared to the turbine. [...] To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper to provide a multi-country analysis of the impact of changes in water availability on hydroelectricity generation at the plant level in high-income economies and using location-specific information on water-related risks and hydro-meteorological data.