A new interface to allow you to browse the world's power plants on your browser is in the making.
- Go try it by yourself: User configurable map with power plants.
- Let us know about your experience and suggestions at the Enipedia maps page
- This map is generated from current data on the wiki, meaning that any corrections you make will automatically show up.
 All the world's power plants in a single database
Enipedia is an attempt to bring together data and information on all the world's power plants, to make it available on line, for querying, visualization, for analysis, for updating and expansion. Enipedia is both a database and a wiki. Enipedia connects to other databases available on line. By importing and visualizing their data, enipedia serves as an alternate window, facilitating curation and maintenance of said data. Thus, a rich, up-to-date, accurate picture is created of the state of electric power supply around the world - what resources are being used, what technologies are employed, what about conversion efficiencies and emissions?
We believe this is important because electricity is pivotal to modern society. Electric power generation is capital-intensive, carbon-intensive, knowledge-intensive and technology-intensive. Around the world thermal power plants dominate the scene. Carbon fuels (hard coal, natural gas, brown coal) are the fuel of choice, while there are currently 433 nuclear power reactors in operation. Enipedia knows of 237 sites with one or more nuclear reactors.
Fossil resource depletion, carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere and concerns on security-of-supply in the 21st century have led many a country to stipulate renewable energy and to vouch for an energy transition - away from fossil, towards renewable. Around the globe already many wind farms, solar and biomass installations have been put in operation. Using the data in enipedia, reveals that while in many a country natural gas, coal and uranium remain the fuel of choice, some countries already appear to have a largely renewable electricity supply by catering for their electricity needs largely with hydro power - Brazil, for example, has 367 hydropower stations listed in enipedia.
We invite you to explore enipedia, use its information and add to it. We URGE you to correct errors and omissions that you spotted and to add new power plants or plans for new power plants if you know of them. You are also welcome to develop your own queries to the database, to evolve new selections and views of the data contained. Consult Working with Enipedia for help and instructions.
 What YOU can do with Enipedia
Enipedia allows you to annotate database content with free text. Also, text can be mixed with query results: for example, the number of nuclear sites in the world is 237; there are 367 hydropower plants in Brazil known to enipedia.
The combination of database and wiki gives YOU the option to compile (query) your overviews or extracts from the data and visualize them to your preference. The links below, for example, lead you to pages that provide overviews on countries, continents, CO2 etc. Each of these pages is built from a single query on enipedia's database.
- Consult Europe's Power Plants for an overview of Europe's power sector generated from Enipedia data.
- Go to South America's Power Plants to see what we know of power plants there.
- For each and every country, we've set up a wiki pages that highlight power plants and statistics.
- Try out The Netherlands, Japan, Thailand or Brazil for general statistics, maps, lists, and visualizations of the status of power plants and energy companies in The Netherlands, Japan, Thailand or Brazil respectively.
- Power plant overview per country contains links to all the country pages - for each and every country Enipedia has a summary page listing general statistics, maps, lists, and visualizations of the status of power plants and energy companies in that country.
 Use Enipedia in research
We welcome the use of Enipedia in research -- to liberate data and make it available for research is one of our objectives. Please let us know of your projects and ideas.
- Whenever you use data from Enipedia, publish your query results etc., we ask you to cite Enipedia appropriately as a source; guidelines are given in About Enipedia.
Anyone who can edit enipedia may construct new queries on the data. Try out some of the example queries:
- US Power Plants CO2 emission over time -- using eGrid data in a single query
- Power Plants with Greenhouses -- each and every power plant with "Greenhouse" in its name
- Global Nuclear Power Production 1969-2010 -- using IAEA data in a single query (work in progress)
- Dutch Power Generation by Fuel Type -- Dutch Power generated at a glance
- Dirtiest Power Plants of the World -- the largest CO2 emitters globally on a single map
Why not try your own query -- login and create your own querysandbox page; copy/paste one of the above and start your experiment!
We have created a KML file for Google Earth of power plant data that you can download and view on your computer using Google Earth. Just start Google Earth, click on "File", "Open", and select the EnipediaPowerPlants.kml you just downloaded. Go to Tools -> Options -> General -> "Show web results in external browser". This will make your webbrowser load any enipedia pages you may want to consult. More on the Google Earth Visualization...
 How to Fix Incorrect/Missing Information?
We fully expect for there to be incorrect and missing information. New power plants are always being built, old ones are being decommissioned or retrofitted, and owners change or are bought out. Keeping this information up to date requires a distributed effort integrating sources from around the world. The intent behind this site is to enable collaborative editing where we explore the use of different tools that can enable people to find problems in the data and direct them to areas that need attention.
Since this is a wiki, you can create an account and edit the information used to create this visualization. To do this, in the upper right of the screen, you'll see a "Log in / create account" link which you can use.
Once you have done this, for each of the pages, there is an "Edit with form" option visible on the top right of every power plant page that provides a user-friendly way to edit the power plant data.