Global Energy Monitor

The Global Coal Plant Tracker (GCPT) provides information on coal-fired power units from around the world generating 30 megawatts and above. The GCPT catalogues every operating coal-fired generating unit, every new unit proposed since 2010, and every unit retired since 2000. Units often consist of a boiler and turbine, and several units may make up one coal-fired power station. The map and underlying data is updated bi-annually, around January and July. Around April and October, partial supplemental releases also cover updates to proposed coal units outside of China. Each plant included in the tracker is linked to a wiki page on GEM.wiki, which provides additional details.

The most recent release of this data was in January 2024.

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107
countries included
13,906
coal units tracked
2,000+
plant owners
12B
kg CO₂ per year

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Datang Tuoketuo Power Station, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Map Data: Google, Image ©2021 Maxar Technologies