The Albanian Power Corporation
The Albanian Power Corporation (KESH) is the public producer and, at the same time, largest electricity producer in Albania. KESH operates the most important electricity generating plants in the country. These assets consist of 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 (currently out of operation). The cascade, built on the Drin River, is the largest in the Balkans by installed capacity, as well as by the size of the hydropower plants.
By operating 79 per cent of the generation capacity in the country, KESH supplies about 70-75 per cent of customers' demand for electricity, provides the energy needed to cover losses in the transmission grid and guarantees the security of the Albanian energy system through balancing energy and auxiliary services. KESH is also responsible for the administration, proper operation and technical and operational safety of the power plants it operates.
KESH is not only one of the most important producers of electricity from hydro sources in the region, but is considered to have a regional impact in terms of the security of hydro plants.