Yeşilovacık power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yeşilovacık power station (also known as Tabiat Enerji power station) is a proposed 1,254-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mersin province, Turkey.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant's site, which is near Yeşilovacık town, Silifke district, Mersin province.

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Background on Plant

A protest at a public hearing for the Yeşilovacık plant in February 2013.[1]

In May 2012, Tabiat Enerji (a subsidiary of the Çolakoğlu Group) applied to build a 1,254-MW coal-fired power plant near the resort town of Yeşilovacık in southern Turkey.[2][3][4] Several other large coal-fired power plant projects also exist in the area, including the Akdeniz Enerji Power Plant and the Mersin Eren (METES) power station.

In February 2013, a public hearing for the project in Yeşilovacık descended into chaos, with members of the gendarmerie and police attacking protesters who were trying to push their way into the building and shut down the meeting (see video at right). Company representatives and local officials reportedly hid in the bathroom. Several protesters were injured, including one who was hospitalized with a broken leg. The hearing was prevented from being held.[5][6]

Another public hearing was held in July 2013. Again local residents voiced their opposition to the project.[7]

The plant was licensed in 2015,[8] but as of 2018 has yet to begin construction.

As of December 2019 the plant is no longer listed on the EPDK lists and the EIA is no longer available online. The project appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tabiat Enerji Üretim A.Ş.
  • Parent company: Çolakoğlu Group
  • Location: Yeşilovacık town, Silifke district, Mersin province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 36.2006108, 33.6637416 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Detailed status: Licensed
  • Gross capacity: 1,254 MW[2]
  • Type: Supercritical[2]
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Yeşilovacık Termik Santrali ÇED Toplantısı, Yeni Fragman, Feb. 28, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Detaylar: Yeşilovacık Termik Santralı, EPDK website, accessed May 2014.
  3. Mersin'e nükleer yetmedi termik geliyor, Mersin Yaşam, June 7, 2012.
  4. Yeşilovacık Termik Santrali, Kara Atlas, accessed May 2014.
  5. Yine ÇED yine jandarma saldırısı, Sol, Feb. 26, 2013.
  6. Yeşilovacık Halkı Termik Santrale Karşı, Yeryüzüne Ozgürlük, Feb. 28, 2013.
  7. "Yeşilovacık'ta termik santral bilgilendirme toplantısı," Silifkegundem, July 10, 2013
  8. "Yeşilovacık, Karaovacık olmasın!" ukurovagazetesi, Apr 26, 2015

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