Çan-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor
(Redirected from Can-2 power station)
Part of the
Global Coal Plant Tracker,
a Global Energy Monitor project.
Download full dataset
Report an error
Related coal trackers:

Çan-2 power station (Çan-2 Termik Santrali) is an operating power station of at least 330-megawatts (MW) in Yaya, Çan, Çanakkale, Türkiye.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Çan-2 power station Yaya, Çan, Çanakkale, Türkiye 40.034352, 26.950574 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

Loading map...

Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 40.034352, 26.950574

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite 330 unknown 2018

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Çan Kömür ve İnşaat AŞ [100.0%]


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 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]

In May 2018, a report stated that 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]

According to one November 2022 article, the Çan-2 power station was the only coal plant in Turkey that used pulverized combustion technology, ran on local lignite coal and had an environmental permit.[13]


In January 2015, a financing agreement for the project was closed. Yapi Kredi and Halkbank agreed to provide US$136.77 million in loans.[14]

Environmental and social 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.[15]

In December 2022, a news story highlighted the detrimental impacts that the Çan (18 Mart) power station and Çan-2 power station were having on the local community: "When I come home in the evening, my shoes are covered with ash. You take them off, ash scatters, you wash your hands, mud flows. You hang the laundry, it's all black (Google translate)." According to the Çan Environment Association, pollution from the plants had devastated the soil, air and water. They also claimed that the population "all" had chronic respiratory illness and were forced to either migrate or utilize breathing machines for children. For the workers of the power stations, conditions were poor, shifts were up to 12 hours long and inspections were not conducted consistently.[16]

In January 2023, an Environmental Impact Assessment process began for a Çan-2 power station ash storage expansion area. The President of the Çan Environment Association stated that they would be filing a lawsuit in opposition of the project and described that the village of Yayaköy would become a "ghost village" (Google translate) due to the severe pollution resulting from being surrounded by both the Çan-2 power station and the Çan (18 Mart) power station.[17]


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.[18][19]

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. "Süleyman Girgin ve sendikacılar haklı çıktı!," Hamle Gazetesi, Nov 19, 2022
  14. "Preview of Canakkale Thermal Power Plant (330MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  15. "Çan 2 Termik Santrali sularımızı yok ediyor", Canakkale Olay, Sep. 14, 2020
  16. Çan'daki termik santrallerin halk sağlığına etkisi: "Hasta Otobüsü", Bianet, December 2, 2022
  17. Termik santrallerin yuttuğu Yayaköy’e yeni tehdit: Santral atıklarla genişliyor, Yesil Gazete, Jan. 23, 2023
  18. Çan-2 termik santrali hurda mı?Çanakkale Hedef Gazetesi, Hedef, Sep. 20, 2018
  19. Çan-2 Thermal Power Plant is in production, cnnturk.com, Sep. 24, 2018

Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of coal-fired power stations, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.