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Coverage

Does the tracker show all the operating plants in each country?

The objective of the tracker is to provide information on gas-fired power plants in the operational or developmental phases since 2020. Plants that were cancelled or retired before 2020 are not included.

What about small plants?

The tracker covers units totaling 50 MW or more (20 MW or more in the EU and UK) at a given location. For combined cycle units, this threshold applies to the entire combined cycle set and not to individual components.

How do you define capacity?

Capacity is measured in gross megawatts, prior to subtracting capacity used for plant operations.

What about plants that are switching from coal to gas?

The tracker includes coal plants that have announced or are in the process of a switch from coal to gas as a fuel source. These coal-to-gas conversions are added as “proposed” into the GGPT until the conversion is completed, when the status is switched to “operating”.

Are LNG gas plants being tracked separately?

The data does include LNG power projects, and these are distinguished by a “Fuel type” of “LNG,” but we do not have a separate list of these at this time.

Can you explain the difference between “units” and “plants”?

The tracker provides separate data on each of the multiple facilities that typically exist at a particular location. Each of these facilities is referred to as a “unit”. The entire collection of units at a given location is referred to as a “plant”.

Improving the Tracker

What if I find an error or a missing project?

Please send information on errors or omissions to Jenny Martos ([email protected]).

Credits

Who built this tool?

The tracker was designed and produced by Global Energy Monitor, a network of researchers seeking to develop collaborative informational resources on fossil fuel impacts and alternatives. To the extent possible, the information in the tracker has been verified by activists and researchers familiar with particular countries.

How do I cite this data?

Please cite as Global Energy Monitor, Global Gas Plant Tracker, with the date you accessed the data.