Global Power Plant Database (WRI/GPPD/power_plants)

Version 1.1.0

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”.

Associated code for the creation of the dataset can be found on
The bleeding-edge version of the database (which may contain substantial
differences from the release in Earth Engine) is available on GitHub as well.

If you use this dataset, the provider (WRI) has requested that you
register your use and (optionally)
sign up to receive update notifications.


World Resources Institute (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords WRI, climate, energy, infrastructure, power, power_plants
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 6/10/2018, 5:00:00 PM - 6/10/2018, 5:00:00 PM
Citation Global Energy Observatory, Google, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, University of Groningen, World Resources Institute. 2018. Global Power Plant Database. Published on Resource Watch and Google Earth Engine; []( [](
Type table