This report was produced as part of the ADB project: O Mon IV Power Station: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment.
The energy sector is potentially among the most vulnerable to projected changes in climate variables. This report illustrates the use of a rapid climate impact assessment to assess how climate change is likely to influence the performance of a thermal power plant.
The project focused on the O Mon IV combined cycle power station project in southern Vietnam as a case study. The report also discusses a number of adaptation options that the project may utilize to address the potential impacts of climate change.
The potential impacts of rising temperature on electricity demand have attracted most attention. However, there is an increasing recognition that climate change may have significant impacts on the generation of electricity by thermal power plants. It may do so by reducing water availability, as well as increasing air and water temperature.