Limak Energy, as aimed to ensure the medium and
long-term energy supply safety of our country, makes energy
generation investments based on source diversity and
moves forward to its goal of 5 thousand MW installed power
within the scope of its long-term business plans.
Within this framework, there are comprehensive HEPP
investments in the field of renewable energy of high
significance in ensuring supply safety.
With the currently operating Alkumru, Uzunçayır,
Seyrantepe, Pembelik, Tatar, Çal and Kirazlık hydroelectric
power plants of Limak Energy and the Kargı Hydroelectric
Power Plant under construction, the total HEPP installed
power of the group in operation and under construction
is approximately 850 MW, and the total annual electricity
generation capacity is almost 3 billion kWh.
Moreover, the Group is closely following up on the tenders
for the privatization of the large capacity EÜAŞ hydroelectric
power plants to be held in 2016 and 2017, and the large
capacity HEPP tenders to be held by DSİ within and after
2016, plus energy tenders to be held abroad.
The Group, also attaching importance to wind and solar
energy investments in order to increase source diversity,
continues field measurements and other activities in many
regions for wind and solar energy license applications and
Within this scope, it has been entitled to acquire 13.1 MW
capacity for solar energy investment in the Konya 1 region
in the tender held in January 2015.
Adding the 1,186 MW installed power Hamitabat Natural
Gas Combined- Cycle Power Plant, which is the first natural
gas combined cycle power plant in Turkey, to its portfolio in
2013, in order to further reinforce availability in production, the Group has quickly started the investment operations to
increase plant efficiency to the highest level at this facility.
Lignite and imported coal power plants constitute another
important leg of source diversity. At the end of 2014, the
Kemerköy and Yeniköy thermal power plants with a total
installed power of 1,065 MW have been taken over by the
Limak-IC İçtaş Partnership. Limak Energy, in addition to this
investment, continues to evaluate new license development
and acquisition opportunities in order to meet the base load
The Group, continuing to develop projects on renewable
energy sources constantly, also has the Kargı HEPP that will
have 100 MW installed power, and the Buharkent Geothermal
Power Plant that will have 15 MW installed power,
which are currently in the construction stage.
While the generation of the plants falling to the share of
Limak was 1.3 billion kWh in 2013, this figure has reached
2.4 billion kWh in 2015.
Operational Hydroelectric Power Plants
Operational Natural Gas Plants
Operational Thermal Power Plants
Power Plants at the Planning Stage
By the Akdeniz, Boğaziçi, Çamlıbel, Uludağ and Kosovo
electricity distribution companies, more than 52 billion kWh
electricity distribution is made to 11 million domestic and
international subscribers. While our company and partners
pose as the largest private electricity distribution and retail
sales company of Turkey as a result of these activities, it is
also listed among the largest electricity distribution
companies of the world.
Our distribution companies operate on uninterrupted, fast
and reliable service principles, along the sustainability,
efficiency and customer satisfaction axis. Therefore, in
addition to the operations, services are provided by the
call centers on a 7 days 24 hours basis, while transactions
through mobile and online channels are also possible. The
master plans and grid modelling, investment distribution
infrastructure operations are conducted in compliance with
the customer requirements, benefiting from modern
technology. At the end of 2015, all operation processes of
the distribution companies will be managed from a single
center through information technologies.
With transparent and on-site management understanding,
significant investments are made on information
technologies in our companies, in order to ensure
continuity in service quality and the effective management
of the resources.
By the investments made in information technologies,
transformation from a labor intense structure to a technology
intense structure will be achieved. This transformation
will allow the ability to offer more qualified services to the
customers at lower costs.
The Akdeniz, Boğaziçi, Çamlıbel and Uludağ electricity
distribution companies, maintaining leadership within the
scope of service and customer satisfaction, capacity and
economic indicators, have established their retail sales
companies, as separate legal entities as of January 2013.
Since all subscribers will acquire the free consumer status
after 2015, the companies are rapidly implementing their
technology and human resources investments in order to
manage the change.
The main priority in our distribution activities is to maintain
and improve our leader position in the area of distribution
and retail sales.
As required by our social responsibility understanding,
the distribution and retail companies are realizing many
communication projects. Some of these activities have
made important achievements not only within the energy
sector, but also for the general communication operations.
For example, the “Lights of the City” National Photography
Contest has been found worthy of the Public Relations
Activities (HİÇ - Halkla İlişkiler Çalışmaları) award organized
by the Bursa Public Relations Association. In addition, with
the “Sevgi Yolu”, “Kardeşim Üşümesin” and “Bi’ Kitap”
projects, social responsibility projects have been conducted
in the field of education.
Projects are being generated in order to meet the increased
expectations regarding electricity distribution, together with
privatization. Public days are held at the UEDAŞ headquarters
every Thursday, in order to listen to the requests and
expectations of the customers. During the public days
organized to meet the reactions of our customers to our
services, our customers are able to tell their demands and
grievances to the general manager of the company directly.
This practice proves to be helpful in being close to our
customers and comprehending and eliminating our
Within the scope of our support for education activities, the
opening of the “”UEDAŞ Classroom” her been held at the
Uludağ University Social Sciences Vocational Academy.
Support has been provided to sports clubs such as
Bursaspor and Balıkesirspor. From the energy themed
sports, we have been the main sponsor at the Bursa Bicycle
Festival and the sponsor of the Bursa team in the Southern
Marmara Off-Road races. In addition, support in art is
continued with the Lights of the City and the Uludağ Electricity Theater Group.
Energy Sales and Trading
The Limak Energy Group is one of the largest energy groups
of Turkey working in the areas of generation, trade, retail
sales and distribution, which is the four main businesses
branched of the electricity sector. Limak Energy, which
adapts to competition conditions by its know-how in these
business branches that are integrated with each other and
at the same time have their own unique dynamics, its
experienced personnel and management that is capable of
making quick decisions, aims to add value to all its
stakeholders and the society.
Limak Energy, leading in the development of the highly
dynamic Turkish energy market, works together with all
sector representatives, and is included among the pioneers
of development by supporting sectorial associations and
study groups. Limak Energy, which has taken an active
part also in the activities for the establishment of the energy
exchange in Turkey along this line, is the founding partner
and shareholder of the Energy Markets Management Corp.
Limak Energy, which has significant experience in the
commercial operation of facilities generating energy from
different sources such as hydroelectric, wind, natural gas
and coal, also handles the management of a majör
balancing group that includes the other generation and
trade companies, in addition to the generation facilities with
a capacity of approximately 3,000 MW that it owns. Adding
new facilities to its generation portfolio and giving priority to
renewable energy projects within this scope, Limak Energy
also undertakes the management and trade activities of
facilities outside of its own portfolio, within the scope of
power plant management agreements.
Limak Energy, placing great emphasis on sustainable
growth, has expanded its commercial operations by almost
100 percent as compared to the previous year, and has
reached a wholesale and retail sales volume exceeding
6 billion kWh in 2015. Almost half of this trade volume has
been provided by the energy procured from commercial
business partners outside of Limak Energy’s own generation
portfolio. Limak Energy trading with more than 60
commercial business partners in Turkey and Europe within
the scope of bilateral agreements, actively operates in the
Over the Counter Markets (OTC), Day-Ahead Market,
Intra-day Market and Derivatives and Options Markets. In
the meantime, the trade group also carries out carbon
trade in the international carbon markets.
Limak Energy, which has become a major natural gas
consumer with the inclusion of the Hamitabat Natural Gas
Combined Cycle Power Plant within its generation portfolio,
has also received an LNG import license and has started to
closely follow up on opportunities that may emerge in the
natural gas market. Limak Energy Trade ensures the
effective planning of generation assets based on the
generation sources such as coal, natural gas and
hydroelectric within the group organization, and the
optimization of these assets so that their profitability is at
the highest level. Limak Energy also continues to contribute
within the scope of Ancillary Services in order to increase
the electricity quality of our country by the owned and
operated generation assets.
Limak Energy Europe, which has been established to
achieve the vision of becoming an important actor also in
Europe as in Turkey, continues its activities as based in
Bulgaria. Following the completion of the commercial
registration procedures in Romania, Limak Energy Europe
will also start its commercial activities in this country
actively. The expansion of its activities throughout the whole
Southeastern Europe region from Kosovo to Turkey, together
with the new energy trade company established in Serbia,
increases its cross-border trade volume. Limak Energy,
which will get organized also in Albania within a short time,
plans to further reinforce its position in Europe by the new
investments it will make in the region.