I'm looking for open data on the locations and duration of Chinese coal power plants from 1950 - present. The data would have the completion data of the power plant, latitude, longitude, and (if applicable) when the plant was shut down.

Any ideas where such data might exist?

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There is literally a Wikipedia section called

List of power stations in China - Coal

Although the list of 52 is incomplete, it includes the fields that you are searching for

  • Station

  • Chinese Name

  • Province

  • Total Capacity (MW)

  • Units and Status

  • Operator(s)

  • Coordinates (latitude and longitude)

The bigger of the plants will have their own Wikipedia pages (for example), the smaller ones will probably require reading or translating company pages.

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