Eskişehir Alpu power station

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Eskişehir Alpu power station is a proposed 1080-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Eskişehir province, Turkey.

Location

The map below shows the location of Alpu district, the location where the plant would be built in Eskişehir province.

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Background on Plant

In May 2013, a study by Turkey's General Directorate of Mining Affairs (Maden İşletmeleri Genel Müdürlüğü, or MİGEM) concluded that the Alpu district of Eskişehir province holds over 900 million tons of coal reserves. MİGEM announced plans to find a developer for a 300 MW coal-fired power plant in Alpu district.[1][2][3] It was planned for operation in 2019,[4] with plans to expand up to 6000 MW.[5]

Privatization

Privatization tendering of the power station and Eskişehir Alpu Coal fields is due to be completed January 2018.[6]

Capacity and cost

It is reported that the installed capacity of the power plant will be 1,080 MW (3 x 360 MW) and that the total investment cost of the project is expected to be approximately US$1.8 billion.[7] Future expansion up to 7GW is said to be possible, however the very wet local coal could result in extra operational and maintenance costs and pollution.[8]

Opposition

In December 2017 "living statues" in gas masks protested against the plant, and the mayor of Eskişehir said that agriculture would be damaged.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TBD
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Alpu district, Eskişehir province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 39.77, 30.97 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Detailed status: Privatization tenders due January 2018
  • Gross capacity: 1080 MW (Units 1-3: 360 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Eskişehir Alpu lignite mine, Turkey
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. Alpu'da 1 Milyar Ton Kömür Rezervi Bulundu, Gazete A24, May 8, 2013.
  2. Eskişehir'e İkinci Termik Santral Yolda, 2 Eylül, June 12, 2013.
  3. Eskişehir Alpu, Kara Atlas, accessed Mar. 2014.
  4. 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, enerji.gov.tr, 2015
  5. "MADEN tüm maden haberleri... Yeni rezevler, Türkiye'yi kömürden vazgeçirmiyor," enerjiajansi.net, Dec 22, 2014.
  6. Elektrik Üretim AŞ`ye Ait Taşınmazların (Kömür Rezerv Alanı ile Bu Rezerve Dayalı Santralin ve Diğer Varlıkların Yapılacağı Alanların) Özelleştirme İhale İlanı,Privatization Administration, September 2017
  7. Haluk Direskeneli, Turkey: Eskişehir Alpu Coal Fields And 1080 New Thermal Power Plant – Analysis, Eurasia Review, October 2017
  8. Eskişehir Alpu Coal Fields and 1080 MWe New Thermal Power Plant Project, TESPAM, October 2017
  9. Büyükerşen: Termik santral Eskişehir için bir cinayettir, evrensel, December 2017

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