Bulgaria: Electricity consumption and production rose in the first five months of 2017, SEE Energy News
According to the data published by Bulgarian electricity transmission system operator ESO, the country’s electricity generation increased by 5.55 % in the period between 1 January and 4 June this year, reaching a total of 19,721 GWh.
At the same time, Bulgarian electricity consumption rose by 7.65 % and amounted to 18,022 GWh. Electricity exports fell in the observed period, not surprisingly as a result of a month-long export ban introduced by the Ministry of Energy in mid-January as an answer to extremely low temperatures and significantly increased electricity consumption. In the first five months of 2017, electricity exports amounted to 1,699 GWh or 12.52 % less compared to the same period last year.
Electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES) in the transmission system increased by 6.7 % in this period to 547,235 MWh, while its share in the country’s distribution system rose by 2.95 % to 785,568 MWh.