Climate Impacts on Canada's Electricity Systems
Published On: August 09, 2021
This report culminates a detailed examination of Canada’s electricity systems as a fundamental element of an energy transition. CERI assessed the impacts of temperature increases, flooding, fires, higher winds, increased frequency of storms, and storm surges.
Climate change induced events could impact the Canadian electricity infrastructure through shorter lifespans of equipment, reduced capacity availability of existing generation and transmission when we need it most – during high heat days, and increased operating expenses to keep vegetation growth controlled.