This project provides financing to Osmangazi Elektrik Dagitim A.S. for the construction and modernization of existing network and distribution lines, the expansion of the automated electricity metering system, expansion of the network, and the installation of a new automatic control system and related investments.
Osmangazi Elektrik Dagitim A.S. (OEDAS) is the exclusive electricity distributor of a region covering five provinces in central Turkey, namely Eskisehir, Afyon, Usak, Kutahya and Bilecik. OEDAS provides power distribution services to 1.6 million customers in the OEDAS Region, which has a population of 2.7 million in 194 towns and 1,596 villages, within 59 districts. OEDAS distributed a total net energy of 6.1 TWh in 2016.
OEDAS is wholly owned by Zorlu Osmangazi Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a joint stock company incorporated in Turkey. Zorlu Osmangazi also wholly owns Osmangazi Elektrik Perakende Satis A.S. (“OEPSAS"), the incumbent electricity supply company serving the OEDAS Region as well as other parts of Turkey. The Company and OEPSAS were acquired in February 2017 by Zorlu Osmangazi, which is wholly owned by Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretimi A.S. Zorlu Enerji is a Turkish power company with approximately 1,100MW of operational assets and active in wholesale electricity trading. Zorlu Enerji is a subsidiary of Zorlu Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey, which also owns two gas distribution companies and a retail sales company in addition to OEPSAS.
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