Risky Business? Climate Change, Power Planning, and Resilience in Tanzania

This paper provides a detailed case study of how the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) framework was applied in Tanzania to help power sector planners assess the climate risks to the country’s primary renewable energy source—hydropower—given expanding electricity demand and the government’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions. By evaluating the performance of different investment portfolios under a variety of conditions, IRRP provides a process for utilities to take into consideration climate risks and resilience when selecting a portfolio.