Global Power Plant Database

A comprehensive, global, open source database of power plants

  • Source: Global Energy Observatory/Google/KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm/Enipedia/World Resources Institute
The Global Power Plant Database is a comprehensive, open source database of power plants around the world. It centralizes power plant data to make it easier to navigate, compare and draw insights. Each power plant is geolocated and entries contain information on plant capacity, generation, ownership, and fuel type. As of June 2018, the database includes around 28,500 power plants from 164 countries. It will be continuously updated as data becomes available. The methodology for the dataset creation is given in the World Resources Institute publication "A Global Database of Power Plants": http://www.wri.org/publication/global-power-plant-database The database can be visualized on Resource Watch together with hundreds of other datasets: http://goo.gl/XMyMLt The database is available for immediate download and use through the WRI Open Data Portal: http://datasets.wri.org/dataset/globalpowerplantdatabase Associated code for the creation of the dataset can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/wri/global-power-plant-database. The bleeding-edge version of the database (which may contain substantial differe...

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Formal name

Global Power Plant Database

Cautions

Generation data are estimated when reported data are not available. Methodology for estimation is available in project technical note. Generation is provided at the year scale for the years 2013-2016.The generation values may correspond to a calendar year or a fiscal/regulatory year; no distinction is provided in the database. For power plants that have data in multiple fuel fields, the ordering of the fuels should not be taken to indicate any priority or preference of the fuel for operating the power plant or generating units. Though the fuel columns in the database are numbered sequentially from 1, the ordering is insignificant.

Suggested citation

Global Energy Observatory, Google, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Enipedia, World Resources Institute. 2018. Global Power Plant Database. Published on Resource Watch and Google Earth Engine; http://resourcewatch.org/ https://earthengine.google.com/

Sources

Global Energy Observatory
Google
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Enipedia
World Resources Institute

Geographic coverage

Global

Frequency of updates

Quarterly

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