Publication of the final report

Assessment on Climate Resiliency of the Power System

Considering the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, extreme weather events such as hurricanes will become stronger, thus increasing the need of adaptation measures in vulnerable countries. In this context, GET.transform teamed up with GIZ’s program Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Central America (4E) through a Leveraged Partnership, and contracted Energynautics to do an assessment on climate resiliency of the power system to support the SEN in Honduras. The case study focused on Honduras with the objective of scaling the given recommendations at a regional level.

Since the power system can be heavily affected by climatic conditions, the assessment considered the ability of the power system to sustain climatic events, operate under a diminished state and return to normal operation. For this, a revision on the weather and climatic projections of Honduras was done and the existing power system infrastructure was revised against the expected impacts, both for daily weather events and for natural disasters.

A gap analysis on best international practices was performed and recommendations were given to increase the resiliency of the system, nationally and regionally. Finally, a roadmap for Honduras that prioritized the most urgent recommendations regarding system robustness, technologies, regulations, information management, institutional cooperation and financing was created.

The final report was published in the SICA website (Spanish)

GIZ contact person

Bernhardt Johst