Çan-1 power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Turkeycoal}}Çan-1 power station also known as "18 Mart Çan Termik Santrali" is a 320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Çanakkale province, Turkey.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Yaya village, Çan district, Çanakkale province. The Çan-2 power station is being built adjacent to it.

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Background on Plant

The two-unit, 160 MW coal plant [1] was built in 2003 and is currently owned by EÜAŞ,[2] the national Turkish energy producer. Çan lignite mine is adjacent to it.

Environmental impact

In February 2019 the Right to Clean Air Platform, a coalition of 17 professional organizations and NGOs, successfully campaigned to stop the Turkish Parliament from delaying stronger air pollution requirements for old coal plants from 2019 until 2021.[3] The delay would have allowed Çan-1 to continue to operate without a desulphurization system or modernised dust filters.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EÜAŞ
  • Parent company: Government of Turkey
  • Location: Yaya village, Çan district, Çanakkale province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 40.02023, 26.97560 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 320 MW (Units 1&2: 160 MW)
  • Start year: 2003
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Çan lignite mine
  • Source of financing:
  • WRI ID: WRI1018717
  • EBC ID: TR-12

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