Zorlu Hidroelektrik was established in 2007 for the purpose of building hydroelectric power plants and other power plants based on renewable energy sources.

In accordance with the decision of EMRA dated 7 June 2012 and numbered 3870/3, EMRA has cancelled the license of Zorlu Enerji for Sami Soydam Sandalcık Barajı hydroelectric power plant in Denizli which would have 127.8 MWm / 124 Mwe capacity; in accordance with the Electricity Market Law numbered 4628 and related regulations, aforesaid the license has been transferred to Zorlu Hidroelektrik as of 7 June 2012.

As of 2016, generation license for Sami Soydam Sandalcık Dam and HES project and the installed power specified on the license was increased from 127.8 MWm/124 MWe to 130.801 MWm/125.866 MWe.