In this upcoming issue, ScottMadden looks at the growing use of water for both power generation and fuels development and offers some insight on implications for energy and utility companies:
• While water intensity is projected to decline over the long term, aggregate worldwide water usage for energy is expected to grow through 2035
• Widespread direct water resource usage for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas as well as irrigation for biofuels is a relatively recent, but growing, phenomenon
• Water consumption is expected to be significant in water-scarce regions like California, the Desert Southwest, and Texas
“The interrelationship between water consumption and energy production has drawn increasing attention from the industry," said Greg Litra, partner and energy, and clean tech, and infrastructure research leader at ScottMadden. “Water management and stewardship of this precious resource is moving from the tactical to the strategic level at many energy companies and among state and federal policymakers.”
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