How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures

Published September 25, 2018

An article on PhysOrg reports on research by Sayanti Mukherjee, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, that suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in the U.S.

"Existing energy demand models haven't kept pace with our increasing knowledge of how the climate is changing," she said. "This is troublesome because it could lead to supply inadequacy risks that cause more power outages, which can affect everything from national security and the digital economy to public health and the environment."

Read the story here.

Articles also appeared on Science Daily, Environmental News Network, UPI, Oil & Gas 360, Market Business News and Windpower Engineering.