DATASET

Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK

Collection: WEFE : Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus 

Description

This dataset contains the projections of future freshwater demands of the energy sector (primary energy supply and transformation in power plants and oil refineries) in the EU and the United Kingdom for the period 2015-2050, in 5-year steps. The projections are estimated by the combination of water withdrawal and consumption factors for different energy technologies under six energy scenarios, at national and NUTS2 level, as described in the JRC technical report: Hidalgo Gonzalez, I., Medarac, H. and Magagna, D., Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK, EUR 30266 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-19829-1 (online), doi:10.2760/796885 (online), JRC121030.

Contact

Email
Ignacio.HIDALGO-GONZALEZ (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Hidalgo Gonzalez, Ignacio; Medarac, Hrvoje; Magagna, Davide (2020): Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/af202f09-517a-484b-8c67-47210171f5e5

Keywords

electricity generation energy production GECO water withdrawal EU Energy Reference Scenario WEFE refining EUCO 32325 Potencia water consumption

Data access

Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK
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  • This dataset contains the projections of future freshwater demands of the energy sector (primary energy supply and transformation in power plants and oil refineries) in the EU and the United Kingdom for the period 2015-2050, in 5-year steps. The projections are estimated by the combination of water withdrawal and consumption factors for different energy technologies under six energy scenarios, at national and NUTS2 level, as described in the JRC technical report: Hidalgo Gonzalez, I., Medarac, H. and Magagna, D., Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK, EUR 30266 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-19829-1 (online), doi:10.2760/796885 (online), JRC121030.

Publications

Publication
Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK
Hidalgo Gonzalez, I., Medarac, H. and Magagna, D., Projected freshwater needs of the energy sector in the European Union and the UK, EUR 30266 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-19829-1 (online), doi:10.2760/796885 (online), JRC121030.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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  • Abstract

    This study estimates plausible projections of the long-term freshwater needs of the energy industries (that is, primary energy production and energy transformation in refineries and power plants) in all the EU Member States and the UK until 2050, according to the six energy scenarios publicly available. The projections are disaggregated at NUTS2 level for further analysis within the WEFE project. They are intended to be used in combination with other estimations of the freshwater requirements of other sectors (e.g. agriculture, public water supply) to assess the overall stress of water resources, and also in energy modelling analyses supporting the design of energy and environmental policies.

Geographic areas

European Union

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((-10.478556 70.096054,34.597916 70.096054,34.597916 34.633284672291,-10.478556 34.633284672291,-10.478556 70.096054))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2015 2050

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2020-06-18
Modified date
2020-06-18
Issued date
2020-06-18
Landing page
https://zenodo.org/record/3899962#.XutW8mgzaUl 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Energy, Environment
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/af202f09-517a-484b-8c67-47210171f5e5
Popularity