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Cooling Water

Water is a natural resource that is vital to the production of electricity. IPL uses water every day to create and cool the steam passing through condensers during the production of electricity and to control air emissions.

IPL uses various technologies at its power plant facilities, such as closed cycle cooling and traveling screens to minimize the adverse impacts to the aquatic community. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) determined that these technologies are considered to be the best technologies available in accordance with Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.