Albanian Power Corporation

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Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare
IndustryElectricity generation, transmission, distribution, retailing
Founded1957
HeadquartersTirana, Albania
Key people
Benet Beci(Administrator)
ProductsElectricity
Revenue20 billion ALL
184 billion ALL
Number of employees
994
ParentGovernment of Albania
Websitewww.kesh.al

The Albanian Power Corporation (Albanian: Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare - KESH) is the largest electricity producing company in Albania. KESH operates the most important electricity generating plants in the country. They include: The Drin River Cascade hydropower plants (Fierza HPP, Komani HPP and Vau i Dejës HPP), with an installed power capacity of 1,350 MW, and the Vlora TPP, with an installed power capacity of 98 MW. The cascade, built on the Drin River, is the largest in the Balkan region by installed capacity, as well as by the size of the hydropower plants.[1][2]

By operating 79% of the generation capacity in the country, KESH supplies about 70-75% of the customers' demand for electricity, provides the energy needed to cover the losses in the transmission grid, as well as guarantees the security of the Albanian energy system through balancing energy and auxiliary services. KESH is also responsible for the administration, the proper operation as well as for guaranteeing the technical and operational safety of the power plants it operates.

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