Climate variability risks for electricity supply

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Hydropower represents about 20% of sub-Saharan electricity, and expansion is underway. Rainfall varies year-to-year in geographical clusters, increasing the risk of climate-related electricity supply disruption in dry years.

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Fig. 1: Major river basins of eastern and southern Africa and historic variations in rainfall.


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Kling, H. Climate variability risks for electricity supply. Nat Energy 2, 916–917 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41560-017-0059-y

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