Consequences of Climate Change
The objective of the R&D program is to investigate the effect of climate change on Statkrafts energy production and to recommend adaptation measures.
The program will contribute to a consistent handling of climate information throughout the company. Climate change has impacts on all current business areas in Statkraft, including hydro power, wind power and energy from biomass. It is also likely to impact future policymaking and hereby the energy market and new business opportunities for Statkraft.
The program will carry out R&D projects aimed at increasing Statkraft’s competence and adaptation capability. It has a strategic role in establishing climate information as a basis for investment decisions, energy management, and operation and maintenance. Projects within the portfolio address topics like downscaling of climate models, vulnerability analyses, the climate impact of renewable energy production, and the development of methods for integration climate information into the decision making process.