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.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Soma, Manisa province.

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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.[1]

Capacity Payments

In 2018 the company was paid millions of lira by the government in support of its coal-fired plant via the capacity mechanism.[2]

Plant Details

  • 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: 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

References

  1. Soma Termik Santrali, company website, retrieved Jan. 2018.
  2. "KAPASİTE MEKANİZMASI OCAK AYI FATURAYA ESAS ÖDEME LİSTESİ", TEIAS website, accessed May 2018.

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External resources

Wikipedia article about the town of Soma