Orta Anadolu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Orta Anadolu power station is a proposed 135-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Çankırı province, Turkey.

It is a separate proposal from the 150 MW Çankırı Orta power station.


The map below shows the location of Orta district, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Çankırı province.

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Background on Plant

In 2010, Bereket Enerji contracted the Chinese firm Zhejiang Orient Engineering to build the plant in April 2010, with Chinese Politburo member Li Changchun signing an agreement for the plant's development with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan.[1][2] It would be fueled by a nearby lignite coal mine that the company would also develop.[3]

On its website Bereket Enerji says construction is planned for 2015 and completion by the end of 2016.[4]

However, as of December 2017 there are no reports that the power station ever began construction.

As of June 2019 there is no mention of the project on the Bereket Enerji website or Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority website. However as of September 2019 it does continue to hold a production license.[5] As of November 2021 the project had not progressed in more than four years, and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Bereket Enerji, Dolsar[6]
  • Parent company: Çalık Holding
  • Location: Orta district, Çankırı province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.626, 33.11 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 135 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Çinliler Çankırı'da kömür santrali kuracak, Sözcü 18, Apr. 17, 2010.
  2. Detaylar, EPDK website, accessed Mar. 2014.
  3. Çankırı Orta Anadolu Termik Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed Mar. 2014.
  4. "Çankırı-Orta Thermal Power Plant (Lignite) and Mine Site Project," Calik Enerji, accessed April 2016
  5. Communication with CAN Europe, September 2019
  6. Communication with CAN Europe, August 2020

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