A clash of competing necessities: water adequacy and electric reliability in China, India, France, and Texas

Faeth, Paul, Sovacool, Benjamin K, Thorkildsen, Zoë, Rao, Ajith, Purcell, David, Eidsness, Jay, Johnson, Katie, Thompson, Brian, Imperiale, Sara and Gilbert, Alex (2014) A clash of competing necessities: water adequacy and electric reliability in China, India, France, and Texas. Other. CNA.

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Abstract

This report describes the application of a new mixed-integer linear programming model of the power sector that accounts for water used for thermal cooling. The model is used to explore a series of scenarios for each of four case studies—the North Grid of China, India, France, and the state of Texas in the United States. For each case study we developed a baseline projection, then modeled a number of scenarios, including limits on water availability, reduced power demand from end-use energy efficiency, expansion of renewable energy, and carbon caps. We provide model output, including water withdrawals and consumption; power generation fuel mix; carbon dioxide emissions; and total system, fixed, and variable costs.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 11:32
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 13:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58390
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