Energy and water sector policy strategies for drought mitigation.

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Tensions between the energy and water sectors occur when demand for electric power is high and water supply levels are low. There are several regions of the country, such as the western and southwestern states, where the confluence of energy and water is always strained due to population growth. However, for much of the country, this tension occurs at particular times of year (e.g., summer) or when a region is suffering from drought conditions. This report discusses prior work on the interdependencies between energy and water. It identifies the types of power plants that are most likely to be susceptible ... continued below

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Kelic, Andjelka; Vugrin, Eric D.; Loose, Verne W. & Vargas, Vanessa N. March 1, 2009.

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Tensions between the energy and water sectors occur when demand for electric power is high and water supply levels are low. There are several regions of the country, such as the western and southwestern states, where the confluence of energy and water is always strained due to population growth. However, for much of the country, this tension occurs at particular times of year (e.g., summer) or when a region is suffering from drought conditions. This report discusses prior work on the interdependencies between energy and water. It identifies the types of power plants that are most likely to be susceptible to water shortages, the regions of the country where this is most likely to occur, and policy options that can be applied in both the energy and water sectors to address the issue. The policy options are designed to be applied in the near term, applicable to all areas of the country, and to ease the tension between the energy and water sectors by addressing peak power demand or decreased water supply.

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  • Report No.: SAND2009-1360
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/974886 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 974886
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc926127

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Kelic, Andjelka; Vugrin, Eric D.; Loose, Verne W. & Vargas, Vanessa N. Energy and water sector policy strategies for drought mitigation., report, March 1, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc926127/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.