Publication: The influence of Climate Change on electricity demand. Case study in the Basque Country

05 March 2020 | Energy

The scientific journal Dyna - Engineering and Industry, has recently published the research article “Influence of Climate Change on electricity demand. Case study in the Basque Country” developed by Kepa Solaun, General Director of Factor and Professor at the University of Navarra, and Emilio Cerda, Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.

This study is part of a recent stream of literature that is beginning to quantify the economic implications of climate change for the electricity generation sector, both in terms of supply and demand. In Europe there are several inconsistent references that debate whether climate change will mean more or less consumption in Mediterranean countries.

The novelty of the article is that this is the first time that the effect of climate change on demand is analysed with such a degree of sectoral, geographical and temporal breakdown in Spain. As a result, it is concluded that the decrease in winter temperatures will have a greater relative importance than the increase in summer temperatures. This implies that the projections point to a reduction in demand in the residential sector by the end of the century of up to 4%, which could translate into annual savings of 20 million euros and reductions in emissions of around 30,000 tons of CO2 by year.

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Other publications of the Factor team on this subject can be found in these links:

General: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032119306239

Hydroelectric: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/9/1343/pdf

Wind power:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148119309632


Factor has more than 15 years of experience offering technical consulting services in the areas of adaptation and mitigation to climate change, carbon footprint, sustainability, circular economy, renewable energy, carbon markets, among others, both for governments and international organizations , as for more than 400 companies, with more than 1,100 projects in more than 40 countries.


Source: Factor