Kahramanmaraş Anadolu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kahramanmaraş Anadolu power station is a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey.


The map below shows Afşin-Elbistan, the proposed location for the plant.

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Background on Plant

Anadolu Enerji has proposed a 4 x 300 MW coal plant in Afşin-Elbistan.[1]

The initial EIA for the project was withdrawn by Anadolu Enerji in 2015 because of local opposition. While opponents argued the EIA should be canceled altogether, the project's sponsor submitted a new EIA in December 2017. The evaluation and assessment meeting held in January 2018 with the participation of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, NGO representatives, and the local activist organization Elbistan Platform for Protecting Nature and Life. At the meeting, the EIA was found insufficient, and the company was given a year to amend the assessment report. It was reported that the opposition to the EIA was spearheaded by the State Water Works (DSI). DSI emphasized the plant's negative impact on the water resources and irrigated agriculture in the region.[2]

In February 17 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization officially ended the EIA process for the plant, effectively canceling the project. The Kahramanmaras plant had previously failed the EIA process four times but was given a year-long grace period after each failure. The final cancellation came as a result of the campaign "Let Kahramanmaras breath" (“Kahramanmaraş Nefes Alsın”), a joint project of Greenpeace and the local activist group Elbistan Platform for Protecting Nature and Life.[3] As of June 2021 the EIA process for the project had been cancelled, according to CAN Europe.[4] The project is cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Anadolu Enerji
  • Parent company: Ege Trade
  • Location: Afşin-Elbistan, Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 38.350818, 37.00706 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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