Soma power station
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Soma power station (also known as Soma B power station) is a 990-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Manisa province, Turkey.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Soma, Manisa province.
Background on Plant
The six 165-MW coal-fired units of the plant were completed between 1981 and 1992. Lignite for the plant is supplied by Ege Linyitleri İşletmesi. The plant has been owned by Konya Şeker Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. since 2015.
In February 2019 the Right to Clean Air Platform, a coalition of 17 professional organizations and NGOs, successfully campaigned to stop the Turkish Parliament from delaying stronger air pollution requirements for old coal plants from 2019 until 2021. The delay would have allowed Soma to continue to operate without a desulphurization system or modernised dust filters.
In January 2020 two units of the plant were closed under Environmental Law 2872 for failing to install a more effective air filtration system, in addition to five plants that were entirely closed: Afşin-Elbistan A, Kütahya Seyitömer, Tunçbilek Çelikler, Sivas Kangal and Zonguldak Çatalağzı.
- Owner: Konya Şeker Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
- Parent company: Anadolu Birlik Holding
- Location: Soma, Manisa province, Turkey
- Coordinates: 39.19509, 27.63536 (exact)
- Status: Units 1-2: Mothballed; Units 3-6: Operating
- Gross capacity: 990 MW (Units 1-6: 165 MW)
- Start year: 1981-1992
- Type: Subcritical
- Coal type: Lignite
- Coal source: Domestic
- WRI ID: WRI1018707
- EBC ID: TR-19
Articles and resources
- Soma Termik Santrali, company website, retrieved Jan. 2018.
- "KAPASİTE MEKANİZMASI OCAK AYI FATURAYA ESAS ÖDEME LİSTESİ", TEIAS website, accessed May 2018.
- Step forward for health protection in Turkey: Proposal to extend the pollution exemptions given to privatised coal power plants withdrawn, Health And Environment Alliance, Feb. 15, 2019
- Turkish Parliament will vote about polluting coal power plants next week, Health And Environment Alliance, Feb. 1, 2019
- 5 thermal power plants that did not install filters and did not take flue gas treatment measures were completely closed, BBC, Jan. 2, 2020
- Filtre taktırmayan termik santraller kapatıldı, Deutsche Welle, Feb. 1, 2020