Advancing Modeling Tools for Assessment of Long-Term Energy/Water Risks for Hydropower

This project will provide a scalable, fine-resolution, physics-based modeling framework to evaluate different potential hydropower investment and operational decisions in the face of hydrologic change. Specifically, the modeling framework will be able to quantify risk, at the plant and system levels; impacts of hydrologic conditions on hydropower and thermoelectric production; water temperature; and ecosystem resources.