Electric Power Generation and Water Use Data
This analysis effort was led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (WECC) and the University of Texas (ERCOT).
Power plant characteristics along with estimated water withdrawal and consumption for every plant in the Western and Texas Interconnections are included in the data. Operational characteristics in the data include such features as power plant location, capacity, production, type of plant, type of cooling, and type of emissions controls. Water-related data include watershed, water source, and estimated water withdrawal and consumption. The data can be accessed in two different ways:
- ArcGIS Online: interact with data in a geospatial context, or
- Excel Spreadsheet: download raw data.