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Estimating freshwater needs to meet future thermoelectric generation requirements

Author: Erik Shuster; National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Publisher: [Pittsburgh, Pa.] : National Energy Technology Laboratory, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English : 2007 update
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Growing concerns about freshwater availability must be reconciled with growing demand for power if the United States is to maintain economic growth and current standards of living. Thermoelectric generating capacity is expected to increase by nearly 22% between 2005 and 2030, based on the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2006 (AEO 2006) projections. Two previous water needs analyses  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Shuster; National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 183190518
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 7, 2007).
"September 24, 2007."
"DOE/NETL-400/2007/1304."
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : digital, PDF file
Details: System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.; Mode of access: Internet from the NETL web site. Address as of 1/17/07: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/ewr/pubs/2007WaterNeedsAnalysis-UPDATE-Final%5F10-10-07b.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Responsibility: prepared by Erik Shuster [and others].

Abstract:

Growing concerns about freshwater availability must be reconciled with growing demand for power if the United States is to maintain economic growth and current standards of living. Thermoelectric generating capacity is expected to increase by nearly 22% between 2005 and 2030, based on the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2006 (AEO 2006) projections. Two previous water needs analyses have been conducted by the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL); one in 2004 and the other in 2006. The 2004 report suggested that national freshwater withdrawals may increase slightly or decline depending on assumptions made, while freshwater consumption will likely increase dramatically. However, regional water impacts can be significantly different than national data averages might suggest. To characterize the significance of the regional impacts on water use, the August 2006 report compared regional electricity demand and capacity forecasts from AEO 2006 with representative water withdrawal and consumption estimates to identify regions where water issues could become acute.

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