The Effect of Drought on Energy Systems

Information gathered from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Droughts greatly affect energy systems. as water and energy are very dependent on one another. All energy systems, including electricity, need water in their production processes, and energy is needed to deliver water.

A low water supply not only limits the amount of water that denizens can use, but can also lead to reduced and temporary shutdowns of energy facilities. Furthermore, high temperatures during droughts highly increase the risk of wildfires, impacting energy infrastructure and creating pollution, and affects the energy supply chain.

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