Bolu Göynük Thermal Power Plant (270 MW)
Bolu Göynük Thermal Power Plant, one of the first privately owned power plant utilizing domestic coal in Turkey became operational in 2015. The power plant contributes to Turkish economy by reducing foreign dependence on energy, as it generates electricity from a local resource. Bolu Göynük Thermal Power Plant is the very first power plant that has a royalty agreement with the General Directorate of Turkish Coal, which allows the use of lignite mines.
Bolu Göynük Thermal Power Plant, with an installed capacity of 270 MW, is the first power plant with fluidized-bed boilers and wet flue gas purification systems in Turkey. Thanks to this technology, combustion is realized with solid fuel, consisting of coal and limestone, on the air cushion formed with the air under the combustion room due to the fluidized bed boiler. This process ensures that coal remains in the boiler combustion room for longer, enabling combustion reaction at lower temperatures. This technology reduces environmentally harmful NOx emissions to minimum.
The power plant has met all legal and regulatory requirements stipulated by environmental legislation since it was commissioned in 2015 thanks to its advanced combustion and treatment technologies. The facility also has the “Environmental Permit and License Certificate” on Air Emission, Waste Water Discharge and Regular Storage.
The power plant was granted TSE Covid-19 Safe Production Certificate in September 2020 and also at the beginning of 2021, it was granted Basic Level Zero Waste Certificate within the scope of the Zero Waste Project, implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization for efficient use of resources.