Connecting Water and Energy: Assessing the Impacts of Carbon and Water Constraints on China’s Power Sector


Applied Energy
Weilong Huang
Ding Ma
Wenying Chen
1 January 2017

The limited endowments, uneven temporal and spatial distribution of energy and water resources pose significant challenges to China’s sustainable development, according to the authors of this paper. As described in the paper, they develop a bottom-up model (China TIMES model) to integrate China’s energy system with water resources, to project water demand in the power sector and to assess the impacts of China’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and water constraints on power generation portfolio out to the year 2050.