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 were compiled for every plant in the Western and Texas Interconnections. Operational characteristics 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: