Integrated water and power plant

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Um Al Houl IWPP in Qatar.

An independent water and power plant (IWPP) or an independent water and power project, is a combined facility which serves as both a desalination plant and a power plant. IWPPs are more common in the Middle East, where demand for both electricity and salt water desalinisation are high.[1]

Independent water and power producers negotiate both a feed-in power tariff and a water tariff in the same deal with the utility company, who also purchases both products. IWPPs tend to have an installed capacity of over 1 gigawatt (1,000 megawatts) and generates power in a typical thermal power station setup. Seawater is purified by integrating MSF, MED, TVC, or RO water desalination technologies with the power plant, thus increasing overall efficiency.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ghiazza, Emilio; Ferro, A.M. "IWPP projects: A challenge for the optimization of the combined power/water plants" (PDF). Fisia Italimpianti SpA. Fisia Italimpianti. Retrieved 9 June 2019.

External links[edit]