Improving watershed management
Exelon’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 impacts while preserving the long-term viability of this valued resource.
Guided by our Water Resource Management Policy, we address site-specific,
water-related opportunities and risks. Engaging with relevant stakeholders at the local level enables us to most effectively address these specific water challenges. As we look toward the future, we anticipate that water will be a key challenge for Exelon and many other businesses globally. Water scarcity is a critical risk for our industry with the potential to be exacerbated by the effects of climate change. With changing weather patterns and growing competition for existing resources, effective water management is increasingly important.
Exelon is continually working to define the scope of this issue, including through climate scenario analysis, to refine our management strategies.