Climate Change and the Electricity Sector: Guide for Assessing Vulnerabilities and Developing Resilience Solutions to Sea Level Rise

Much of the energy infrastructure in the United States is located near the coasts, where it may be exposed to weather and climate-related hazards such as flooding at high tides and storm surge associated with intense storms as well as permanent inundation from sea level rise (SLR). Global sea level is projected to continue to rise (more rapidly than historical trends under most scenarios) and storm events will likely become more intense for many parts of the United States over the coming century.