Diler Elbistan power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Turkeycoal}}Diler Elbistan power station also known as 'Akbayır Termik Santral' is a proposed 2 units 400-megawatt (MW) (200 MW x2 units)[1] coal-fired power plant in Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey.


The map below shows the location of Akbayır town, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Elbistan district, Kahramanmaraş province.

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Background on Plant

In January 2013, Diler Elektrik began the environmental permitting process to build a 400-MW coal-fired power plant in the coal-rich province of Kahramanmaraş.[2] In public permitting meetings in the town of Akbayır, held in February 2013, locals expressed opposition to the proposed plant.[3] Turks living overseas have also protested.[4]

In April 2015 the project was reported as having obtained pre-license.[5]

In June 2019, the project was suspended as its environmental Impact Assessment report was cancelled.[6]

Environmental Impact

Opponents claim that the River Ceyhan was not properly considered in the EIA,[7] which was approved in 2018.[8] As of June 2018, the project has received EIA approval but still lacks a license from EMRA.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Diler Elektrik Üretim
  • Parent company: Diler Holding
  • Location: Akbayır town, Elbistan district, Kahramanmaraş province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 38.16, 37.33 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Detailed status: EIA approved; no EMRA license
  • Gross capacity: 2x200 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: TBD
  • Coal type: lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Diler Holding Elbistan’a 400 MW’lık termik santral kuracak, Enerji Günlügü, 5 July 2018,
  2. Diler Elbistan Termik Santrali ÇED süreci başladı, Elbistanın Sesi, Jan. 23, 2013.
  3. Akbayır'da termik santrale onay çıkmadı!, Enerji Günlügü, Mar. 5, 2013.
  4. Akbayır santralına Londra’da protesto, Hürriyet, Mar. 5, 2018.
  5. Financing Coal: High Carbon Arithmetic of Turkey, 350.org, April 2015
  6. Termik Santral İçin Verilen Olumlu ÇED Raporuna Mahkemeden Durdurma, HaberTurk, June 2019
  7. 250 bin insana ve Ceyhan’a ne olacak?, Elbistanın Sesi, Feb. 8, 2018.
  8. Akbayır Termik Santraline ÇED onayı, Elbistanın Sesi, Jan. 30, 2018.
  9. [Communication with CAN Europe, June 2018

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