Waterpower Development: A Renewed Partnership

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by Larry Hobart, American Public Power Assoc, Washington, DC, USA,
Dan Lewis, American Public Power Assoc, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87:

Abstract: Efforts to meet the water supply and energy needs of the country in a changing economic, environmental, and technical environment create new opportunities for joint action by water and power interests. New demands for water conservation to meet the water supply needs of the West will provide creative opportunities for enhanced energy development. In the future, water may well be the catalyst for the creation of new and promising energy resources such as hydrogen extraction coupled with fuel cells. Retrofits for energy efficiency and water/energy conservation offer the opportunity to 'do more with less. ' Increased hydro capacity can cut water demands off-site, e. g. , cooling water for steam electric plants. Water/energy locations could be the focus of new population centers and industrial developments.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Water conservation | Water supply | Power plants | Energy efficiency | Environmental issues | Water resources | Power supply |

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