KESCO (Kosovo Company for Supply of Energy) was founded by the Limak-Calik consortium in January of 2015. One of the reforms undertaken by the authorities of the energy sector in Kosovo was the unbundling of the suppliers, and KESCO is one of those reforms that aim towards the energy market liberalization.
The mission of the LIMAK-CALIK consortium is to bring new and proven practices in this industry and foundation of KESCO is not only fulfillment of an obligation but also part of accomplishing this mission.
KESCO serves around 600 thousand consumers, showing the highest dedication and determination in doing so. In order to serves these costumers best, KESCO has expanded its services in all cities around Kosovo, which are coordinated by the 7 main districts. Based on their nature, consumers are divided into households, commercial and industrial, and to serve them best we have established specialized departments.
To be able to offer great customer service, KESCO aims to build partnerships with its customers. In order to be able to serve them best, they have to report to us for any eventuality. KESCO customer representatives can be reached through several ways of communication, being that electronic, and also through social networks.
KESCO is determined to offer the best customer service. Reliable supply of energy is our obligation towards our customers and we go out of our way to fulfill it.
ÇALIK Holding was created in 1981 by Ahmet Çalık, Çalık family member, who started commercial activities in the years since the 1930s. Today, the Group employs around 20, 000 employees in all business units, distributed in 17 countries, in sectors: energy, telecom, textile, construction, finance, media and mining.
As one of the largest industrial companies in Turkey, Çalık Holding continues to be among the leaders of Turkish investors in the Middle East and the Balkans, and has a turnover of 2.8 billion USD. With consolidated assets of 8 billion dollars, Çalık Holding is currently working on projects worth 20 billion dollars.
Çalık Holding is an important factor in the energy sector. The company was expanding in this sector and already has within it the companies Yeşilırmak Elektrik Dağıtım YEDAŞ, which supplies electricity to five important cities in Turkey and Kosovo Company for Distribution and Supply of Electricity (KESCO). Çalık Holding is also involved in many other energy activities, both in Turkey and in other countries, such as the refurbishment of electricity infrastructure in a part of Turkmenistan, the stabilization of the gas power plant in Georgia and Navol plant in Uzbekistan.
Çalık Holding Energy Investments
Çalık Energy as part of Çalık Holding has signed a contract valued at $ 200 U.S million dollars to build the first combined plant in Georgia.
Çalık Energy this year will begin to modernize the plant combined with natural gas in Turkmenistan with a capacity of 750 MW.
Çalık Energy has now completed 80% of construction works in Al Khairat power plants and Nainawa in Iraq with capacity of 2,000 MW.
Çalık Energy has won the tender and jointly owns the Company in Kosovo for Distribution and Supply of Electricity (KESCO), which has over 450 thousand customers and delivers over 5 billion kWh of electricity per year.
LIMAK Holding was created in 1976. During its development the company is expanding and developing its activities in several sectors, including energy, tourism, cement, infrastructure, management and operation of airports, ports management, and food and aviation sectors.
Limak Construction has successfully completed many projects with a total value of more than U.S. $ 6 billion, including airports, ports, highways, hydroelectric power stations, industrial plants, oil and gas pipelines, buildings and hotel complex. Simultaneously is among the largest construction companies listed by the international magazine the Engineering News Record.
One of the company's branches is also Limak Energy Group, which is active in the entire energy chain, including manufacture, distribution, sale and trading of electricity. In its strategic targets, Limak Energy Group continues to develop new projects, in order to reach 5000 MW of generation capacity. Currently, Limak Energy generates with 5 hydro plants, and by 2014 the company intends to extend the generation with another three hydro plants. The company has become the market leader in the distribution of electricity, by winning the tenders for the privatization of Bogazici and Akdeniz distribution companies in Turkey and Kosovo Company for Distribution and Supply of Electricity in Kosovo.
Limak is involved in a wide range of energy activities.
Activities in electricity generation:
Hydro plant Alkumru in the river Dicle Botan in Sirte with installed capacity of 266 MW and annual production capacity of over 1,000 GWh.
Hydro plant Uzunçayır in the river Munzur in Tunceli with capacity of 84 MW and an annual capacity of 322 GWh.
Hydro plant Seyrantepe Dam in the stream of Perry of the Firat river in Elazığ with full capacity installed of 59 MW and annual production capacity of 164 GWh.
Hydro Pamuk in the stream of Pamuk in Mersin, with a capacity of 24 MW and annual production capacity of 94 GWh.
Hydro plant Çal in Denizli province borders with capacity of 2.2 MW and annual production of 12 GWh.
Buharkent geothermal power plant with a capacity of 15 MW and an annual capacity of 110 GWh.
Limak is under constructing some other hydro plants, such as Pembelik with capacity of 130 MW and an annual capacity of 405 GWh, Tatar with capacity of 131 MW and annual capacity of 421 GWh, Kirazlık with capacity of 45 MW and an annual capacity of 150 GWh and has won the tender for the privatization of Hamitabat natural gas power plant, with operating capacity of 1156 MW and as part of the investment, Limak envisages to transform this power plant from amongst the most efficient in Turkey.
Limak is a shareholder in several distribution networks:
UEDAŞ handles distribution and retail sale of electricity in the provinces of Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale and Yalova. Has 2.7 million customers and distributes 10 billion kWh. Limak owns 33% of shares.
ÇEDAŞ handles distribution and retail sale of electricity in the provinces of Yozgat, Sivas and Tokat and has 725 thousand customers and distributes 3 billion kWh. Limak owns 33% of shares.
BEDAŞ handles distribution and retail sale of electricity in the European part of Istanbul. Has a total of 4.3 million customers and distributes 25 billion kWh. Limak owns 33% of shares.
AEDAŞ handles distribution and retail sale of electricity in the provinces of Antalya, Isparta and Budur. Has 1.7 million customers and distributes 7.5 billion kWh. Limak owns 33% of shares.
KESCO deals with distribution and retail sale of electricity in Kosovo. There are 450 thousand customers and delivers 5 billion kWh. Limak owns 50% of shares.