Kangal power station
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Kangal Power Station is a 537-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant located in Hamal, Sivas, Turkey.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Hamal.
The 3 x 150 MW subcritical coal plant was commissioned from 1989 to 2000. It was rehabbed in 2012. On its website (2017), co-owner Konya Şeker states that the installed capacity is now 536.66 MW.
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. The delay would have allowed Kangal to continue to operate without a desulphurization system or modernised dust filters. The delay would have allowed Kangal to continue to operate without a modern dust, desulphurization and denitrification system.  In November 2019 the Turkish Parliament approved the bill. However on Dec. 2, 2019 President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vetoed the bill and said this veto was motivated by "environmental sensitivity".
As a result, Kangal and other privatised coal power plants that have not completed the required infrastructure including filtration system must complete these requirements beginning Jan. 1, 2020 or these plants will face closure and/or fines.
- Sponsor: Kangal Termik Santral Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. (note that Çoban Yıldızı Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. is also a subsidiary of Konya Şeker)
- Parent company: Konya Şeker (is itself owned by Anadolu Birlik Holding)
- Location: Hamal, Sivas, Turkey
- Coordinates: 39.0777, 37.2955 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 536.66 MW (Units 1-3: 179 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: 1989 (Unit 1), 1990 (Unit 2), 2000 (Unit 3)
- Coal type: lignite
- Coal source:
- Source of financing: İş Bankası, Vakıfbank, Garanti, Ziraat, Yapı Kredi 
- WRI ID: WRI1018712
- EBC ID: TR-15
Articles and resources
- "Kangal Thermal Power Plant Rehabilitation" Internetional Strategic Research Organisation, accessed November 28, 2012.
- "Kangal Thermal Power Plant" Konya Şeker website, accessed December 6, 2017.
- Step forward for health protection in Turkey: Proposal to extend the pollution exemptions given to privatised coal power plants withdrawn, Health And Environment Alliance, Feb. 15, 2019
- Turkish Parliament will vote about polluting coal power plants next week, Health And Environment Alliance, Feb. 1, 2019
- Communication with HEAL, December 2019
- Turkish Parliament will vote about polluting coal power plants next week, Health And Environment Alliance, Feb. 1, 2019.
- 50’inci madde kabul edildi, Yeşil Ekonomi, 22 Nov. 2019
- Erdoğan Vetoes Bill Postponing Installation of Filters to Coal-Fired Plants, Bianet, 02 December 2019.
- TBMM Plan Ve Bütçe Komisyonu, Santrallere Filtre Düzenlemesini Yeniden Görüştü, Meclis Haber, 4 December 2019.
- "Kangal Thermal Power Plant" Kangal Termik Santral website, accessed May 2018.
- "Coal & Climate Change - 2017," Önder Algedik, Aug 2017