Kosovo Energy Corporation

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Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) is the sole power corporation in the Republic of Kosovo. KEK is vertically integrated and was legally incorporated in 2005. KEK was part of the Yugoslavia power system, and focused in production of energy from coal, with power supplied from plants outside of Kosovo. By the late 1990s, the core business of the Corporation became the production of coal and energy in Kosovo, through two open-cast coal mines - the Mirash mine and Bardh mine - and two power plants, PP Kosovo A power station and PP Kosovo B power station, which cover the territory of Kosovo. There are approximately 400,000 customers and 8,000 employees in different sectors.[1]

A 2010 EU report stated that the "legal unbundling of the distribution and supply functions of the Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) is due at the end of 2010 with a view to privatisation. Until completion of the new Kosovo power plant project, the other functions will remain integrated in KEK."[2]

The production capacity of Kosova A power station and Kosova B power station has been hampered by chronic technical problem, including a lightning strike in July 2002. Kosovo has been importing electricity in order to make up some for its deficit. Despite the imports for much of the 1999-2002 electricity was not guarantied 24 hours a day.[3]

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  1. "About KEK" Kosovo Energy Corporation website, accessed May 2011.
  2. "EU report 2010" Energy Community, EU Report 2010.
  3. "Kosovo Energy" UNMIK, October 28, 2012.

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