Abstract – Seattle City Light Climate Change Analysis


Seattle City Light Climate Change Analysis
Prepared for The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light. Prepared by The Climate Impacts Group, Center for Science in the Earth System, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington. June 2010. Contributing researchers: Alan F. Hamlet, Se-Yeun Lee, Nathan J. Mantua, Eric P. Salathé, Amy K. Snover, Rick Steed, Ingrid Tohver

Under a November 2009 memorandum of agreement, the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington agreed to provide Seattle City Light with information about climate change effects on regional climate, streamflow, and stream temperature in order to support City Light’s assessment of impacts of projected climate change on operations at the Skagit and Boundary hydroelectric projects and on future electricity load in it’s service territory.