The global climate change and its effect on power generation in Bangladesh

Iftekhar Ahmad, Firoz Alam, Quamrul Alam

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Abstract

Frequent and intense natural calamities, sea level rises and salinity have been causing adverse impacts on economic, environmental and social aspects of hundreds of millions people across the world. Although a series of studies was undertaken on social and environment impacts, very little information is available on power generation affected by climate change. The power generation in developing countries, especially Bangladesh, whose existence is severely threatened by the rise of sea levels, salinity, the ambient temperature, drought and flood, is not well studied and reported. Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to identify the risks imposed by global climate change on existing and projected power generation in Bangladesh. The climate effect parameters and their impacts on power generation capacity are studied and analysed. The findings indicate that all existing and future power plants and their generation across the country will be affected by global climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1460 - 1470
Number of pages11
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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