Yeniköy power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Turkeycoal}}Yeniköy power station is a 420-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Muğla province, Turkey.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Bağdamları city, Bodrum district, Muğla province.

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Background on Plant

The two 210-MW coal-fired units of the Yeniköy mine-to-mouth coal-fired power plant were completed in 1986 and 1987. Coal for the plant comes from an adjacent lignite mine. The plant was built and owned by EÜAŞ, the Turkish state-owned energy utility.[1][2]

In 2013, EÜAŞ announced plans to privatize the Yeniköy plant. These plans were met with forceful opposition from the plant's workers, including an occupation of the plant in April 2014. The plant is now owned by IC İÇTAŞ Enerji, part of IC Holding[3][4] and Limak Energy, part of Limak Holding.

Yeniköy is among three plants - along with Yatağan power station and Kemerköy power station - planned for rehabilitation in Muğla province, to extend the life of the plants by up to 30 years. Many residents oppose the rehabilitation.[5]

Description of Expansion

Platts listed an expansion of the Yeniköy plant (either to or by 630 MW).[6] No plans or mention of the supposed expansion can be found. It is possible that this was a confusion of the Yeniköy plant with the nearby 630-MW Kemerköy plant.

Plant Details

  • Owner: Yeniköy Kemerköy Elektrik[7]
  • Parent company: IC Holding (via IC İçtaş Enerji), and Limak Holding
  • Location: Bağdamları city, Bodrum district, Muğla province, Turkey
  • Coordinates: 37.1401504, 27.8728547 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 420 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Yeniköy coal mine, Turkey
  • Source of financing: İş Bankası, Ziraat, Garanti[8]
  • WRI ID: WRI1018713
  • EBC ID: TR-23

Articles and resources


  1. Yenikoy Coal Power Plant Turkey, Global Energy Observatory, accessed May 2014.
  2. Tarihçe, Yeniköy Yatağan Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.Ş. website, accessed May 2014.
  3. Santrallere özelleştirme işgali, CNN Türk, Apr. 18, 2014.
  4. Kemerköy Termik Santrali ve Yeniköy Termik Santrali'nin ihalesi yapılıyor, Bugün, Apr. 18, 2014.
  5. "The Real Costs of Coal: Muğla," CAN Europe, July 2019
  6. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.
  7. "YENİKÖY KEMERKÖY," company website, accessed June 2018
  8. "Coal & Climate Change - 2017," Önder Algedik, Aug 2017

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