METES power station
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Mersin Eren power station (also known as METES power station) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mersin province, Turkey.
The plant is known both as Mersin Eren power station, and by its Turkish acronym, METES (Mersin Eren Termik Santralı).
The map below shows the location of Akdere village, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Silifke district, Mersin province.
Background on Plant
In January 2013, Eren Elektrik (a subsidiary of Eren Holding) applied to build a two-unit, 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant in Mersin province. A regulatory hearing was held in Akdere in March 2013, at which residents expressed opposition to the proposal.
In 2016 the EIA was rejected. As of June 2018, the project appears to be abandoned.
- Sponsor: Eren Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
- Parent company: Eren Holding
- Location: Akdere village, Silifke district, Mersin province, Turkey
- Coordinates: 36.24, 33.75 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1&2: 1,000 MW)
- Projected in service:
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Articles and resources
- Eren Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. Mersin Eren Termik Santralı (METES) ve Kül Depolama Alanı Proje Duyurusu, Ministry of Environment & Urban Planning, Jan. 17, 2013.
- Eyce, ‘Termik santral toplantısında hülle yapıldı’, Silifke Gündem website, Mar. 4, 2013.
- "Memleketimize Sahip Çıkmak İçin El Ele Vermeliyiz," Akdenizhaberler, Jan 9, 2015
- "2x1.000 MWe (4.777 MWt) MERSİN EREN TERMİK SANTRALI," Eren Enerji, August 2014
- "Arslan Eyce, Eren Holdig Sahibi Ahmet Eren’den açıklama bekliyoruz,” akdenizhaberler, June 9, 2016