Title: Estimating Freshwater Needs to Meet 2025 Electricity Generating Capacity Forecasts
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Publication Date: 06/2004
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Environmental & Water
Author: Tom Feeley (NETL)
Sarah Forbes (NETL)
Jeff Hoffman (NETL)

An analysis estimating the impact of thermoelectric power plants on freshwater resources through 2025. Using the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2004 Annual Energy Outlook's reference case forecast for electricity generating capacity, future freshwater requirements for both total and coal-based thermoelectric generation were estimated. These results are compared to historical water use by the power sector.

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