Electric Utilities: Navigating the Water Crisis

The drought in the Southeast United States has continued through 2008 with little relief, leaving power generation providers facing increased curtailment and availability risks due to water withdrawal restrictions. With limited technical mitigation options and little relief in the weather for the foreseeable future, other solutions must be developed to ensure continued availability of key generation resources.

Water availability has become a stealth environmental issue that threatens significant consequences for the unprepared.  Meeting the challenge will require a focused and comprehensive plan of action.

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