Polat power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Polat-1 power station, also known as Polat Tunçbilek power station, is a 51-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kütahya province, Turkey.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Tunçbilek town, Tavşanlı district, Kütahya province.

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Background on Plant

The 51-MW coal-fired Polat Tunçbilek power station was first licensed by Polat Enerji in 2003. The plant came online in November 2013.[2][3]

Expansion plans

Several media sources mention a further 300-MW coal-fired generating capacity expansion in the Tunçbilek area; it seems to be the case that this capacity increase is in addition to the new 300-MW Kütahya Domaniç power station in neighboring Domaniç district, and that this additional 300 MW will be added to the new Polat Tunçbilek plant, bringing that plant to 351 MW. It is unclear when this 300-MW expansion for Polat Tunçbilek would begin;[3][4] a 2014 article states it is planned for "later stages."[5]

As of January 2018 there have been no developments on the project, and plans appear to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Polat Elektrik Üretim İnşaat İthalat İhracat A.Ş.
  • Parent company: Polat Yol Yapı
  • Location: Tunçbilek town, Tavşanlı district, Kütahya province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 39.616008, 29.4429042 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (51 MW); Cancelled (300 MW)
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 351 MW (51 MW completed)
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[3]
  • Projected in service: TBD
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Kütahya Tunçbilek coal mine, Turkey
  • Source of financing:
  • WRI ID: WRI1018725
  • EBC ID:

Articles and resources


  1. "Thermal Power Plants," company website, accessed May 2018
  2. Üretim Lisansı: Tunçbilek beldesi, EPDK website, accessed Apr. 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Yüksek Kalorili Linyit Kömürü, Elektrik Enerjisine Dönüştürülecek, Kutahyaninsesi, June 25, 2013.
  4. Direskeneli, Haluk. Köşe Yazısı: Tunçbilek ve Domaniç, Enerji Enstitüsü, Feb. 19, 2013.
  5. "Hedefte 300 megavatlık termik santrali var," kutahyadanhaber.com, Sep 26, 2014

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