Çatalan Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant was built in the north of Adana province, 35 km from the city center, on the Seyhan River. It has a total installed power of 168.9 MW with 3 generators, each of which is 56.3 MW, and its annual generation capacity is foreseen as 596 million kWh.
The construction of Çatalan Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, located in the Seyhan Basin, started in 1982, and after the construction was completed, the first production was carried out on 24.03.1997 at unit no 1. Construction works of the dam were made by the Erg Koll. Sti./Turkey, mechanical equipment was made by the consortium of Noell/Germany, L-S/ USA, Romenergo/Romania and Enerkal A.Ş./Turkey. The body volume of the dam, which was built in earth body fill type, is 17 hm³, its crest length is 894 m, and its height from the foundation is 82 m. The maximum water level of the dam is 125 m, the lake volume is 2.126 hm³ and the lake area is 84.50 km².
In addition to energy production, it also meets the drinking water needs of Adana province. The energy produced in the power plant is transferred to the switchyard and from there it is transmitted to the Nacarlı Transformer Center with a 154 kV line.