Bulgaria: Decreased electricity production

, SEE Energy News

In the period between 1 January and 30 August 2020, electricity production in Bulgaria has decreased by 8.29 % compared to the same period in 2019 and reached 27.05 TWh, according to the data published by Bulgarian electricity transmission system operator ESO.

Bulgaria’s electricity consumption dropped as well in the same period, by 4.03 % reaching a total of 24.48 TWh. Baseload power plants (coal, nuclear) produced 22.31 TWh of electricity so far in 2020, which is 10.31 % less than in 2019. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES) in the transmission network rose by 13.14 % to 921.4 GWh, while RES share in the country’s distribution network increased by 7.58 % to 1,378.5 GWh.