2019 Fossil fuels

Beğendik Power Plant

A thermal power plant has been proposed in a forest area of 50 ha closed to Begendik Town. Within the scope of the current legislation, the absence of legal barriers and use restrictions around the project area was instrumental in the choice for the thermal power plants location. The plant will generate 9 billion kW electricity annually. It is planned to join the generated electricity to the 380 kilovolt Hamitabat Habibler line via a 25 km line. The coal will be transported via 150.000 ton capacity ships. In the coastal zone of the power plant, a port or jetty suitable for ships of this size will be constructed. The thermal plant will harm the biodiversity through forest destruction and regional fishing activities through the port. Furthermore the sea water will get warmer as the cooling water for the plant will be taken from the sea. Toxic gases coming out of the 150m chimney will lead to acid rain as well as respiratory diseases.

Source: Ejatlas

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