Yıldırım Elazığ power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yıldırım-1 Elazığ power station is a proposed 200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Elazığ province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Yarımca, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Kovancılar district, Elazığ province.

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Background on Plant

In November 2011, Yıldırım Enerji (a subsidiary of Yıldırım Group) applied to the EPDK to build a 200-MW coal-fired power plant in Elazığ province.[1] Yıldırım filed a second (perhaps modified) application for the same plant to the EPDK in September 2012.[2] An environmental hearing in Yarımca in February 2012 turned violent, as a fistfight broke out between supporters and opponents of the plant; several people were hospitalized.[3] Opposition to the plant has been ongoing.[4]

Although Platts had listed this project as cancelled,[5] in May 2014 Yıldırım publicly reiterated its commitment to the project, and stated that the company planned to have permits in hand and begin work in September. Yıldırım apparently plans to use part of the plant's power to fuel a chromium plant, and to sell the rest.[6] In February 2015 the company said it was applying for permits.[7]

As of June 2018 the project remains on the Yıldırım Group website yet only the 2012 rejected application is on the EMRA prelicense list, leaving the status of the project uncertain. As of June 2019 there had been no further news about this project and it appears to be shelved.[8] As of December 2019 there has been no progress on the project in more than four years and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yıldırım Enerji
  • Parent company: Yıldırım Group
  • Location: Yarımca village, Kovancılar district, Elazığ province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 38.662, 39.772 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Detailed status:
  • Gross capacity: 200 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed[2]
  • Projected in service: 2020[9]
  • Coal type: Hard Coal[9]
  • Coal source: Imported[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Detaylar: Yıldırım Enerji Yatırımları A.Ş., EPDK website, accessed May 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Detaylar: Yıldırım Enerji Yatırımları A.Ş., EPDK website, accessed May 2014.
  3. Termik santral toplantısında kavga, EnerjiHaber, Feb. 21, 2012.
  4. Kavak köylüleri: “Halkın inadına hiçbir şey yapamazsın”, Özgür gelecek, Sept. 24, 2013.
  5. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.
  6. Elazığ'da termik santral kurulacak, Kanal 23, May 22, 2014.
  7. "Interview with CEO Dr. Tamer Turna," GBR, Feb 16, 2015
  8. Communication with CAN Europe, CAN Europe, July 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Projects", Yıldırım Energy website, accessed June 2018.

Related GEM.wiki articles

External articles

Yıldırım-1 Elazığ Termik Santrali(469,31 MWt/ 200MWe) ve Kül- Cüruf Düzenli Depolama Tesisi