Çan-2 power station

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Çan-2 power station is a 330-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Çanakkale province, Turkey.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Can-2 plant (at 40.0343524, 26.9505736) approximately one km to northwest of Yaya village and two km northwest of the existing Çan-1 power station (at 40.02023, 26.97560), in Çan district, Çanakkale province.

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The photo below provides a closer view of the plant.

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Background on Plant

An environmental permitting hearing for the Çan-2 plant in Çan on Dec. 18, 2013. A banner protesting pollution from the proposed plant is visible in the background.[1]

The single-unit 140-MW Çan-2 coal-fired power plant is a project of Çan Kömür ve İnşaat A.Ş., a subsidiary of ODAŞ Group. The plant would be built adjacent to the existing 320-MW Çan-1 power station and the Çan lignite coal mine.[2][3][4]

The environmental permitting process for Çan-2 began in December 2013. Most attendees of a public permitting meeting on December 17 voiced opposition to the proposed plant, arguing that the project's proponents were disregarding public health. Residents of Yaya village have also asked that the village be relocated at public costs, citing the destructive effects of the existing plant (as well as the proposed one) on local agriculture.[5][1][6]

In December 2014, the EIA was approved.[7] License for a 330 MW plant was granted in 2015.[8]

The power station is under construction. In February 2016 it was reported as 40% complete.[9] It is planned to be commissioned in 2018.[10]

According to a May 10, 2018, report, the plant had achieved its first firing and was expected to enter commercial operations in June.[11] The plant started commercial electricity production as of 1 August 2018.[12]


In January 2015, a financing agreement for the project was closed. Yapi Kredi and Halkbank agreed to provide US$136.77 million in loans.[13]

Environmental impact

In September 2020, a lawyer for the Çan Environment Association, Ümran Aydın, noted that the plant was causing water shortages by depleting underground supplies and drawing water from Kocabaş Stream.[14]


In September 2018, an explosion and fire in the plant's coal tank injured six workers and caused the plant to be shut down for a week.[15][16]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Çan Kömür ve İnşaat A.Ş.
  • Parent company: ODAŞ Group
  • Location: Yaya village, Çan district, Çanakkale province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.0343524, 26.9505736 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 330 MW
  • Type:
  • Start year: 2018
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Çan lignite coal mine, Turkey
  • Source of financing: US$136.77 million in debt from Yapi Kredi and Halkbank[13]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Çan’da “İkinci termik santrale hayır” sesleri, Çan'in Sesi, Dec. 20, 2013.
  2. ÇAN - 2 Local Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant Investment, Odas Enerji website, accessed Jan. 2018.
  3. Çan Termik Santrali 2, Kara Atlas, accessed Mar. 2014.
  4. Ç.L.İ.MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ ÜRETİM ESASLARI, Ç.L.İ.Müdürlügü website, accessed Mar. 2014.
  5. Çan-2 Termik Santrali ÇED Süreci Başlıyor, 18 Mart Haber, Dec. 16, 2013.
  6. Biz ne olacagiz?, Çanakkale Olay, Jan. 17, 2014.
  7. "Odas Elektrik says CAN-2 Thermal Power Plant is approved," Reuters, Dec 5, 2014
  8. Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) 81461157-207-E.31451, August 18, 2015
  9. "Odaş Enerji Çan 2 Termik Santrali'nin Yüzde 40'ı Tamamlandı," enerjiatlasi, Feb 8, 2016
  10. "Odaş teknik analizi," Borsa Gündem, Nov 10, 2017
  11. "ODAŞ ELEKTRİK ÜRETİM SANAYİ TİCARET A.Ş.( Özel Durum Açıklaması (Genel)," Bigpara, 10 May 2018
  12. "ODAŞ Çan 2 Termik Santrali devrede," Enerji Günlüğü, Aug 1, 2018
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Preview of Canakkale Thermal Power Plant (330MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  14. "Çan 2 Termik Santrali sularımızı yok ediyor", Canakkale Olay, Sep. 14, 2020
  15. Çan-2 termik santrali hurda mı?Çanakkale Hedef Gazetesi, Hedef, Sep. 20, 2018
  16. Çan-2 Thermal Power Plant is in production, cnnturk.com, Sep. 24, 2018

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External resources

Europe Beyond Coal plant ID: TR-25