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By Don C. Brunell
Business analyst 

Recycling water for electricity can benefit everyone

 

December 30, 2021



Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works; however, once water goes down stream, it is gone. What if we could recycle it in key parts of the Columbia River system allowing us to increase electricity generation as well?

The Columbia River and its tributaries offer enormous potential for innovation. Power planners are looking for new ways to increase electricity output while providing sufficient water for migrating salmon and steelhead.

The good news is we are looking at non-traditional ways to accommodate increasing power consumption and replacing coal and natural gas gene...



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