Aliağa Enka power station

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Aliağa Enka power station was a proposed 800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in İzmir province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Çakmaklı village, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Aliağa district, İzmir province.

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Background on Plant

In July 2007, construction conglomerate Enka applied to Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority for permission to build an 800-MW coal-fired power plant in the Aliağa district of İzmir province.[1] The permit was approved in March 2008, but since then Enka has faced local protests about the plant's environmental impacts: with substantial pollution from existing industrial operations in the area, residents protested the plant's impacts on tourism, as well as on the local ecosystem and species such as the Mediterranean monk seal.[2]

In its 2012 Annual Report Enka states that "studies are underway for the receipt of other permits."[3][4]

However, the proposal by Enka has since been abandoned. Instead, Meles Elektrik Uretim AS has proposed for a new license at the same location, the Deniz power station.[5][6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Enka Enerji Üretim A.ş.
  • Parent company: Enka
  • Location: Çakmaklı village, Aliağa district, İzmir province, Turkey[2]
  • Coordinates: 38.746, 26.912 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 800 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: TBD
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported (Colombia, Indonesia, South Africa, Russia)[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Enka Enerji, Kömür Santrali Yapımı İçin Epkd'ya Başvurdu, Haberler, July 9, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ENKA, Aliağa'ya termik santral için ÇED raporu aldı, Milliyet, Dec. 5, 2010.
  3. Enka 2012 Annual Report, p. 35.
  4. Aliağa Enerji Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed Mar. 2014.
  5. Communication with CAN Europe, November 2015
  6. "liağa'da 30 yıl sonra gelen zafer," Birgun, Feb 17, 2017

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