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Water consumption from hydropower production: review of published estimates

Water consumption from hydropower production: review of published estimates

Kategori
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Sammendrag
This paper presents an extensive review of all known published literature on water consumption from hydropower plants. The paper documents that the estimates show a large variation, from close to zero m3/MWh to more than 3500 m3/MWh, where the maximum values are far beyond the published values by IPCC (2011). The highest values are from irrigation reservoirs with very limited hydropower production. The review reveals that there is no consistent methodological approach in place, which is a major obstacle in making a fair comparison between hydropower projects, and ultimately between technologies.
Oppdragsgiver
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 193818
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 215934
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
  • Tor Haakon Bakken
  • Ånund Killingtveit
  • Kolbjørn Engeland
  • Knut Alfredsen
  • Atle Harby
Institusjon(er)
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • SINTEF Energi AS / Energisystemer
År
Forlag
IAHS Press
Bok
Considering Hydrological Change in Reservoir Planning and Management
Hefte nr.
362
ISBN
978-1-907161-40-7
Side(r)
155 - 160