Bulgaria: Decreased electricity production in the Q1 2020

, SEE Energy News

Production of electricity in Bulgaria in the period between 1 January and 3 May 2020 has decreased by 10.47 % compared to the same period in 2019 and reached 14.91 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 2.4 % reaching a total of 14.03 TWh. Electricity exports dropped by 22.43 % in the same period to 2.58 TWh, while imports of electricity rose by 62.23 % to 1.7 TWh. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES) in the transmission network rose by 19.81 % to 520.8 GWh, while RES share in the country’s distribution network increased by 13.79 % to 721.39 GWh.