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Energy Generation

Limak Energy Group operates in the fields of energy generation, distribution, sales and trade. With its hydroelectric, solar, geothermal, natural gas and coal power plants, it is expanding its energy portfolio every year, which is currently 3,500 MW. To ensure the security of medium- and long- term energy supply, it is investing in energy generation based on resource diversity and within the framework of long-term business plans it progresses towards installed power target of 5,000 MW.  In this context, there are HEPP investments with large production capacity in the field of renewable energy, which is of great importance in ensuring supply security.

With the hydroelectric power plants of Limak Energy namely Alkumru, Uzunçayır, Kargı, Seyrantepe, Pembelik, Tatar, Çal and Kirazlık which are in operation and the ones which are under construction namely Çetin and Gürsöğüt, the total HEPP installed power of the group in operation and under construction is approximately 1,321 MW and the total annual electricity generation capacity is approximately 4 billion kWh.

The hydroelectric power plants in operation have certificates such as ISO 27001 Information Security Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 50001 Energy Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Safety and Health Management System, ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction Management System and necessary inspections are carried out regularly related to these certificates.

Limak Energy commissioned Isparta Gönen SPP with a capacity of 5.7 MWp in Isparta province in 2017 in order to increase resource diversity. In addition, the construction of Konya Apa SPP, a licensed solar power plant with a capacity of 16.3 MWp, was completed in the third quarter of 2019 and was put it into operation in accordance with the 2019 investment program.

With the commissioning of the Konya Apa SPP project in 2019, the total solar power plant installed power reached 22 MWp. In accordance with the vision of benefiting highly from domestic sources and with the target of an annual energy production of 38 million kWh from solar power plants in Konya and Isparta region, it is planned to reduce the external dependence of Turkey’s energy needs and thereby to contribute to the country’s economy.

The group, which continues to develop projects on renewable energy resources, has a project of Çetin HEPP, which will have an installed power of 517 MW, and a project of Gürsöğüt HEPP, which will have an installed power of 58 MW.

While the generation of power in parallel with the shares of Limak was equal to 1.3 billion kWh in 2013, it increased up to 1.9 billion kWh in 2014, 2.4 billion kWh in 2015, 5 billion kWh in 2016, 6.5 billion kWh in 2017,  9.15 billion kWh in 2018 and 12.4 kWh in 2019. When the existing renewable resources projects are completed, the HEPP installed power of the group will be 1,320 MW and the installed power of renewable energy will be 1,356 MW.

In order to strengthen to availability in production, Hamitabat Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant which is the first natural gas combined cycle power plant of Turkey was added to the portfolio of Limak Energy in 2013 and as of September 2017, it achieved full capacity availability in this important facility by carrying out renovations to maximize plant efficiency. In addition, it launched the Buharkent Geothermal Power Plant with an installed power of 14.1MW in Aydın in 2018.

Energy Generation Group continues to develop its portfolio and to closely monitor the tenders for the privatization of the large capacity Electricity Generation Company of Turkey (EÜAŞ) hydroelectric power plants to be held in 2020 and the large capacity HEPP tenders to be held by State Hydraulic Works (DSİ).

Alkumru Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

Alkumru Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, which was established on Botan Stream connected to the Tigris River within the boundaries of Tillo district of Siirt province, has been put into operation in 2011.

The plant with a total capacity of 280 MW has an annual average generation capacity of 881 million kWh in the generation license and the production amount in 2019 is 1,016.806.109 kWh.

Alkumru Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant is included among the hydroelectric power plants with the largest embankment volume in Turkey.

The power plant that plays a key role in meeting the energy requirement of the region is positioned as the largest hydroelectric power plant of private sector in the region. The power plant, which has high technological equipment, has the capacity to meet the complete annual electricity needs of Siirt province.

Alkumru Hydroelectric Power Plant was awarded with the Carbon Reduction Certificate in 2013 in accordance with the International Carbon Standard (VCS).

In the power plant, the greenhouse gas emission reduction is 2 around 475 thousand tons of CO2. Social Carbon Validation has been conducted and the project has also received the Social Carbon Certificate, as a result of the evaluation of the project for the social support provided to the environment.

Seyrantepe Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

Seyrantepe Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant built within the borders of Elazığ province, on Peri Stream connecting to the Euphrates River, has been put into operation in 2008.

The plant with a total installed power of 59 MW has an annual average generation capacity of 180 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 191,709,060 million kWh.

Uzunçayır Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

The Uzunçayır Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant built within the borders of Tunceli province, on Munzur Stream connecting to the Euphrates River, has been put into operation in 2009.

The plant with a total installed power of 84 MW has an annual average generation capacity of 322 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 350,409,880 million kWh. The plant is positioned as the largest power plant of Tunceli and equipped with high technology that has a capacity to meet the annual electricity requirement of Tunceli province.

Uzunçayır Hydroelectric Power Plant has gained a Carbon Emission Reduction Certificate in accordance with the International Carbon Standards (VCS) in voluntary markets. Thus, the plant, which has the right to create 151 thousand tons of VCS Carbon Credits until 2019, has gone through Social Carbon Validation and gained the Social Carbon Validation Certificate as a result of the assessment of the social assistance provided to the region in 2011. In March 2012, the first 250 thousand tons of verified carbon emission reduction of the project with social carbon label was introduced to the voluntary markets.

Kargı Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

Kargı Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Sakarya River within the borders of Beypazarı district of Ankara province, has been put into operation in April 2017.

Kargı Dam and HEPP was deemed worthy of the “Efficiency” award in the Hydroelectric Category in the Energy Awards Competition organized within the scope of ICCI 2019, held with the theme of “Change and Transformation in Energy”.

The power plant, which is the largest hydroelectric power plant of private sector in the Sakarya basin, has an installed power of 100 MW and the annual average generation capacity of the power plant is 254 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 183,817,975 million kWh.

Tatar Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

Tatar Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Euphrates River, Peri Water, on the border of Elazig and Tunceli provinces, has been put into operation in 2013. The plant with an installed capacity of 131 MW has an annual average power generation capacity of 421 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 477,499,400 million kWh.

The endeavors on Carbon Emission Reduction certificate in compliance with the International Carbon Standards and the Social Carbon Validation of the Tatar Hydroelectric Power Plant have been completed.

Kirazlık Regulator and Hydroelectric Power Plant

Kirazlık Regulator and Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Tigris River, Botan Stream, within the borders of the city of Siirt, has been put into operation in 2013. The plant is located downstream of the Alkumru Hydroelectric Power Plant.

The plant with an installed capacity of 48 MW has an annual average power generation capacity of 150 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 178,138,696 million kWh.

Pembelik Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

The Pembelik Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant, located within the borders of Elazığ province, on Peri Stream connecting to the Euphrates River, has put into operation in 2015. The plant with an installed capacity of 130 MW has an annual average power generation capacity of 410 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 433,926,800 million kWh.

The endeavors for the Carbon Emission Reduction Certificate in compliance with the International Carbon Standards and the Social Carbon Validation of the Pembelik Hydroelectric Power Plant have been completed.

Çal  Hydroelectric Power Plant

The power plant is located within the borders of the Denizli province. It is supplied by the Çal Plain irrigation facility and the Greater Meander River.

The plant with a total installed power of 2.2 MW has an annual average generation capacity of 12 million kWh. The power generation in 2019 is 4,565,377 million kWh.

The expiry date for the generation license of this project, which has been realized within the scope of the build-operate-transfer model, is January 12, 2021.

Çetin Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

The dam embankment construction of Çetin Dam and HEPP located on Botan Stream within the boundaries of Siirt’s Shirvan and Pervari districts, which was started by Limak Construction in July 2017, was completed and water retention started in the dam in January 2020.

With a planned total installed capacity of 428.7 MW, Çetin Dam and HEPP has a production capacity of 1 billion 174 million kWh per year. It is in the type of RCC dam embankment with a height of 165 meters and an embankment volume of 4.7 million cubic meters and it is qualified as the largest in the dam category it belongs both in Turkey and Europe.

Energy production will start in 2020 at Çetin Dam and HEPP once it is completed and it will be the largest hydroelectric power plant of private sector both the region and Botan basin.

Gürsöğüt Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant

The project is located on the Sakarya River within the borders of Ankara and Eskişehir. Preliminary license was obtained in 2017 for the project that includes the Gürsöğüt-1 and Gürsöğüt-2 plants.

Electromechanical equipment tender was held in 2018, and the design and production of the equipment and construction works are still continuing within the framework of the agreed work program.

Construction works and water retention in the dam is planned to be completed in August 2020 and energy production at the power plant is planned to start in the second half of 2020. 

Annual production capacity of the Gürsöğüt Dam and HEPP project will be 300 million kWh with a planned installed capacity of 58 MW. 

Hamitabat Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant

Hamitabat Electricity Generation and Trade Corp. (HEAŞ) has ensured availability at full capacity as of September 2017 with 2 SIEMENS H class combined cycle blocks replacing the plant with old technology, by the rehabilitation project that has been initiated in March 2015 with a budget of 520 million Euros. It increased its efficiency level to 61 percent with investment, thereby causing a significant improvement in natural resource consumption as well as a reduction in our energy import bill as a country.  HEAŞ has taken its place among the limited power plants of both Turkey and Europe with respect to construction period, efficiency and compliance with environmental standards.

Hamitabat Electricity Generation and Trade Corp. has started to contribute in energy supply with its installed power of 1,156 MW following the completion of the rehabilitation project in 2017. It has been an assurance of energy supply in the Marmara Region with its strategic location, high reliability and availability, and increased its installed power to 1220 MW in 2018. The production amount in 2019 was 2,908 billion kWh.

Being the first natural gas combined cycle power plant of Turkey, HEAŞ continues to operate as a symbol of Kırklareli since 1986 and will continue to operate in the energy market of Turkey in the coming years with high efficiency and environmental sensitivity. 

Yeniköy Kemerköy Thermal Power Plants

The power plants have been put into operation in 1987 and 1995 respectively in order to generate electricity using domestic lignite coal in Muğla province, Milas district. The Yeniköy Thermal Power Plant consists of 2 units of 210 MW power each, and the Kemerköy Thermal Power Plant consists of 3 units of 210 MW power each.

Yeniköy Kemerköy Electricity Generation Plants were taken over by the Limak-IC İçtaş equal partnership on 23.12.2014 through privatization.

Within the scope of the said privatization tender, which was registered as one of the largest privatization tenders in the history of the Republic, the operation of coal fields with license number IR: 20058131, IR: 10413, AR: 32234 and IR: 32234 was also taken over. Coal production activities are carried out in the license field numbered IR: 10413, and the coal supplied from the mine fields is consumed for electricity production.

In 2019, the net annual production values for sale of Yeniköy and Kemerköy Thermal Power Plants were 2,733 and 3,803 billion kWh, respectively.  Investments have been made in facilities to increase availability and electricity generation. The agreement concluded in 2017 in relation with the rehabilitation investment, started in 2019 to provide improvements in efficiency, capacity and environmental issues.

Isparta Gönen Solar Power Plant

The solar power plant located in Gönen district of Isparta province has a total installed power of 5,702.48 kWp.

The Gönen SPP is the first solar power plant in Turkey that has been able to obtain an independent and comprehensive international certification within the first year of operation.

The performance results are within the IEC 61724 standard references, and compliance with the IEC 62446-1 standard and the criteria set forth within the scope of other international good practices has been confirmed as a result of the audits.

The power plant has been put into operation at the end of 2017 and the production in 2018 is 9.6 million kWh and the production in 2019 is 9.5 million kWh.

Konya APA Solar Power Plant

The solar power plant located in Çumra district of Konya province has a total installed capacity of 16.339,79 kWp.

The Apa SPP is the third largest licensed solar power plant in Turkey as a completed investment as of 2019 since it became operational. Thin-film solar modules, which are used in the Apa solar power plant as well as the Gönen solar power plant, are the most suitable PV module technology for the changing climate conditions of our country, and are preferred as the most suitable solution to maximize and sustain the energy produced with the central type inverter.

The power plant was put into operation in September 2019, and its total production reached 6.5 million kWh in the 3.5-month period when it became operational.

Buharkent Geothermal Power Plant

Buharkent GPP located in Buharkent District of Aydın Province has a total installed power of 14.1MWm / 13.77 MWe. The power plant has been put into operation as of September 2018, and the annual generation expectation is 112.8 million kWh.

The production amount in 2018 is 18.4 million kWh and the production amount in 2019 is 91.8 million kWh.

Energy Distribution

Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp.

With its service area covering the southern part of Marmara Region which is the locomotive region of Turkey, Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp. carries out its operations in an area of 35 thousand 501 square kilometers, in 4 provinces, 55 districts, 2221 neighborhoods and 636 villages. Serving 3.2 million subscribers in Bursa, Balıkesir, Çanakkale and Yalova, Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp. continues to develop its infrastructure in direct proportion to the increasing number of subscribers. 

Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp. holds 9 percent of the market share in the energy distribution sector, both with respect to the number of customers and supply quantity. In light of this data, Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp. which is qualified as the 4th largest distribution company of Turkey continues its operations with an approach of delivering better quality service.

In 2019, Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp. which distributes 12.1 billion kWh electricity, has made investments of 145 million TRY.

Uludağ Electricity Distribution Corp. provides uninterrupted service to its subscribers in order to provide high quality electricity in its region with its personnel more than 2100 including administrative, field operations and subcontractors.

Kosovo Electricity Distribution Corp.

Operating in the electricity distribution sector in Kosovo, which has the title of the youngest country in Europe in the center of the Balkans, Kosovo Electricity Distribution Services (KEDS) provides electricity distribution services to its customers in an area of 10,887 square kilometers in 7 provinces and 30 districts of Kosovo. On electricity distribution, 5.32 billion kWh of electricity was distributed to 605 thousand subscribers across the country in 2019. In order to increase customer satisfaction in 2019, an investment of 22.5 million euros was actualized within the scope of network and technology investments. Since May 2013, when it started operating, until the end of 2019, a total investment of 146 million Euros was successfully completed.

As a result of the importance given to digitalization from the start date of operation, 9.61 percent of all customers were included in the smart grid system as of end of 2019 and the integration of Scada systems will be completed by the end of 2020. While energy losses, which is one of the important problems of the region, was 31 percent in 2013, as a result of investments and successful operations, it was reduced to 20.36 percent by the end of 2019.

KEDS Electricity Distribution Company aims to provide all subscribers with the highest standards of electricity service and to resolve all electrical energy related infrastructure problems.

Energy Sales & Trade

Limak Energy Trade not only meets the needs and expectations of the sector with its experienced and trained work team, but is also among the leading companies in the sector with the principle of maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Limak Energy Trade which led the development of Turkey’s extremely dynamic energy market, is among the pioneers of development by supporting the industry’s leading associations (ETD, EÜD, GÜYAD, DEİK etc.) and working groups by cooperating with sector representatives. In this direction, Limak Energy Trade took active role in the establishment of the energy market in Turkey and is one of the founding partner and shareholder of Energy Markets Management Corp. (Enerji Piyasaları İşletme A.Ş.- EPİAŞ). 

Limak Energy Trade ensures that the production assets based on different sources such as coal, natural gas, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, are planned effectively and the profitability of these resources is optimized to a high level and in addition, it makes the best use of the advantages that may occur within the scope of Ancillary Services in order to gain extra profit commercially for its production facilities. Limak Energy Trade can undertake the operation and commercial activities of the facilities other than its own portfolio of group companies.

Limak Energy Trade which attaches importance to sustainable growth, continues to sell wholesale electricity with an increasing volume every year. It adjusts its trade volume in line with the needs of Limak Energy’s own production and retail portfolios with its commercial partners operating in the energy market.

It does business with more than twenty partners through bilateral trade agreements both in Turkey and Europe, and operates actively in Over the Counter Market (OTC), Day-Ahead Market, Intraday Market and the Derivatives Exchange. 

Limak Energy Trade, with the vision of becoming a major player abroad, as in Turkey, expanded its operations with LC Electricity Trading & Supply located in Serbia, starting from Kosovo until Turkey including whole Southeastern Europe and increased the cross-border energy trade volume.

Limak Energy Trade manages all commercial activities of Limak Energy Group with market analysis. It carries out studies responsible for the consolidated management and monitoring of commercial risks that may occur in the market. It sells approved carbon from renewable sources in order to help reduce their carbon emissions to its environmentally conscious customers. In addition, within the scope of “Balance Responsible Group”, it contributes to saving by providing cost reduction with the group of 20 companies it has created. In this process, the group supports commercial companies with its expert operation team and customer satisfaction is kept at the highest level. Limak Energy Trade continues its activities with a customer-oriented service approach and a win-win principle.

 

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