Much of Constellation’s business depends on access to reliable and adequate water supplies. Water is essential to produce electricity—it drives our hydroelectric facilities and cools our thermal generation stations.
We recognize that water is a shared resource that is critical to communities, economic development, and wildlife, and we work to minimize our impact while preserving the long-term viability of this important resource.
We address site-specific, water-related management practices and risks and collaborate with relevant stakeholders at the local level, which helps us to identify and address specific water challenges most effectively.
As we look toward the future, we anticipate that water access will be a key challenge for Constellation and many other businesses globally. Water scarcity is a critical risk for our industry, and may be exacerbated by the effects of the climate crisis. Changing weather patterns and growing competition for existing resources make effective water management increasingly essential. Constellation is continually working to define the scope of this issue, including by conducting climate scenario analyses, to refine our strategies.