Parched Power: Water Demands, Risks, and Opportunities for India's Power Sector

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Source:
World Resources Institute
Authors:
Tianyi Luo
Deepak Krishnan
Shreyan Sen
Date:
1 January 2018

This working paper explores the use of freshwater in India's thermal power plants, including risks and opportunities. It highlights the 30 terawatt-hours of lost power generation caused by water stress in the region as well as the water savings predicted by the nation's "40/60" renewable energy development plan.