Environmental concerns of power generation

In this section we outline the ways in which power stations interact with and can damage the environment. These include:
  • Impingement & entrainment
  • Heated discharges
  • Biocide use
  • Flue Gas Desulphurisation and acidified discharge
  • Acid rain
  • Water use issues
  • Land take, habitat mitigation and restoration
  • Fly ash disposal
  • Effects of underwater structures, dams & weirs, and small hydro-electric plants
Download our factsheet on cooling water intakes and other issues:
 Factsheet (231 kb)

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Pisces can provide advice and expertise on the full range of environmental and operational issues - please contact us for further information and assistance.
Fish impingement on cooling water intake screens

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