Bulgaria: Decreased electricity production in Q1 2020

, SEE Energy News

Production of electricity in Bulgaria in the period between 1 January and 5 April 2020 has decreased by 8.54 % compared to the same period in 2019 and reached 12.23 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 0.6 % reaching a total of 11.52 TWh. Electricity exports dropped by 17.73 % in the same period to 1.96 TWh, while imports of electricity rose by 84.81 % to 1.35 TWh. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES) in the transmission network rose by 16.09 % to 409.96 GWh, while RES share in the country’s distribution network increased by 8.99 % to 543.24 GWh.