Read more: http://www.irena.org/publications/2018/Jan/Water-Use-in-India-Power-Impact-of-renewables-to-2030
Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030
- Written by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector. Looking at the expected freshwater intensity of non-hydro power generation under different scenarios, the analysis aims to quantify the impact of India’s energy transition on freshwater use. The findings highlight the need to incorporate water considerations into energy planning.