The West, reliant on hydro, may miss it during heat waves

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Adrienne Marshall contributes to this article about how when California suffers a heat wave, it leans heavily on hydropower from the Pacific Northwest to keep the lights on.  The report highlights a paradox of running the region’s electric grid in a warming world: As energy demand rises with temperatures, there may be less hydro available to supply power, increasing the need for fossil fuels. May 20, 2022.