Ga. Power dedicates water research center

Georgia Power has dedicated the new Water Research Center (WRC) at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Ga.  The state-of-the-art center will focus on finding new ways to reduce, conserve and improve the quality of water returned to the environment from power plants.

The WRC is the first U.S. research facility of its kind, and is made possible through a partnership with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Southern Research Institute and 14 other companies aligned with the power generation industry.

The WRC will provide a site for testing technologies to address water withdrawal and consumption, as well as explore ways to recycle or improve the quality of any water returned to the environment. The research facility is expected to yield industry-wide insights that will help power companies minimize the use of water and increase conservation of this valuable natural resource.