The 21st Century’s Water/Energy Challenge. LB Conference Presented by Debbie Cook October 5, 2006. 10% of California’s electricity production consumed in moving water. If Ocean Desalination were a car it would be called a Hummer. 5476. 3567. 3200. 2500. 2000. 1500. 950. 400. Colorado
Presented by Debbie Cook
October 5, 2006
10% of California’s electricity production consumed in moving water.
x 500 hours
x 2 days
“There is no electricity crisis in California the Water Agencies Can’t Solve - Or Make Worse”
California Energy Commission: www.energy.ca.gov
“The 2005 Energy Report assessment of electricity supply and demand concludes that maintaining adequate electricity reserves will be difficult over the next few years.”
Initial projections were $652/AF ($2/Kgal)
Updated projections from 2005: $815/AF ($2.5/Kgal)
Still not producing as promised
We can learn a lot from Tampa’s Experiment!
Cost $20 billion to build (including $4 billion for O&M)
Cost: $1.10/cubic meter or $1356/AF* (based on Saudi gas prices in 2002 of 75¢/Mcf)
Saudi Arabia is a better source for cost projections
*Oil & Gas Journal, July 29, 2002
Need 27 per year to keep coastal generators cool.
Diamond Valley Lake: 260 billion gallons.
We as individual citizens must embrace the culture of conservation so that we change the balance...I am suggesting a National effort in the way we behave and use energy, including autos, homes, work...
John Hofmeister, Shell Oil