Creating a climate change risk assessment procedure - Hydropower plant case, Finland

Riitta Molarius, Nina Wessberg, Jaana Keränen, Jari Schabel

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    The paper examines the risk assessment procedure for a Nordic hydropower production process in the light of climate change. The case study research focused on hydropower plants in the Kemijoki region of northern Finland. The paper describes the development of the risk assessment framework and presents the tools developed during this process: the general risk assessment procedure, guidelines for gathering the background information, the seasonal plan, risk identification model and risk/opportunity table, and a method for risk estimation and evaluation. A generic model of the risk assessment procedure will initially be sought, for application within the Nordic countries. The study is a part of the Nordic Energy Research funded Climate and Energy Systems (CES) project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationnorthern Hydrology and Its Global Role
    Subtitle of host publicationXXV Nordic Hydrological Conference
    PublisherNordic Association for Hydrology (NHF)
    ISBN (Print)978-9979-68-238-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXV Nordic Hydrological Conference - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 11 Aug 200813 Aug 2008

    Publication series

    SeriesNHP Report


    ConferenceXXV Nordic Hydrological Conference


    • risk assessment method
    • global warming
    • hydro power plant
    • Nordic Energy Research


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