Building a resilient power sector

Faced with increasing extreme weather events and changing traditional weather patterns due to climate change, the power sector has become disturbingly vulnerable, making climate risks assessment, building resilience in electricity infrastructure and the development of new business models, a priority. To help in this regard, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) electric utilities project released "Building a Resilient Power Sector", a comprehensive report that analyzes climate impacts on power systems, explores how to better forecast weather and long-term climate risk, and shares companies best practices from around the world. The WBCSD report, which includes input from some of the world’s biggest power companies, comes on the heels of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study that re-confirms the urgency of addressing climate change.

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