Umut power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Umut power station is a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Samsun province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of the village of Akçay, the approximate location where the plant would be built, in Terme district, Samsun province.

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TİM Avrasya Yatırım is planning to build a 660-MW coal-fired power plant in Terme District of Samsun Province. The project received a production license,[1] which was cancelled in 2015 after a public opposition campaign prompted the ministry to end the environmental impact assessment process.[2]

Following Terme's objections to the project, the municipality declared a 563-hectare area near the Gölyazı and Gölardı villages as "Amazon Nature Park."[3]


Twenty-six non-governmental organizations have opposed the plant, and formed the group Terme Çevre Platformu (Terme Environmental Platform). The mayor of Terme District, Şenol Kul, a member of the ruling AK Party, has spoken out very strongly against the proposal, saying that the highly biodiverse and environmentally pristine area of the Terme Plain would be endangered by the plant.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TİM Avrasya Yatırım
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Akçay village, Terme district, Samsun province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 41.133, 37.156 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 660 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Rasim KANİ, "TERME İÇİN DUYARLI OLALIM," Bilgi, 12 August 2014
  2. "Terme Akçay 'da Termik Santral İstemiyoruz,", Nov 3, 2015
  3. "Black Sea town declares power plant project site a natural park after legal struggle," Daily Sabah, Oct 23, 2016
  4. Başak Çubukçu, Terme'nin termik santral isyanı, Al Jazeera Turkey, 4 June 2015.

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