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Drought and power production

TitleDrought and power production
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsPalmer RN, Lund JR
JournalJournal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division
Volume112
Issue4
Start Page469
Pagination469-484
Abstract

The impacts of drought upon electric power generation are reviewed, as well as factors influencing utility susceptibility to drought and the management challenges of water shortages. The paper summarizes current drought mitigation measures, characterizes operational objectives during drought, and presents planning and operational alternatives for long- and short-term drought responses. A risk analysis approach is also developed for planning drought management strategies and applied to a case study.