Bulgaria exported 141.6 GWh in the penultimate week of December

, SEE Energy News

Bulgaria and Romania are the only countries in Southeast Europe that finished the 51st week of 2022 in the position of net exports of electricity. Bulgaria’s net export in the period from December 19 to 25 amounted to 141.56 GWh, while Romanian export was many times more modest – 2.44 GWh.

In the Bulgarian energy mix, coal had the largest share – 527.5 GW, followed by nuclear energy, with 363.7 GWh, gas and hydropower (with 62.8 GWh each) and RES (44 GWh).

In Romania, the leading source this week was hydropower (258.5 GWh), followed by gas (250.7 GWh), nuclear power (230 GWh), coal (204.3 GWh) and RES (178.8 GWh).

Other countries in the region were net importers of electricity. Hungary had the largest share of imports in the energy mix – 271 GWh, and imports covered almost a third of national consumption. The production of nuclear power plants was 325.2 GWh, the production of gas and coal thermal power plants was 126.1 GWh, i.e. 51.1 GWh. The share of renewable energy sources is 52.4 GWh.

Greece imported 215.3 GWh in the period 19 – 25 December 2022, and the share of production from RES reached 273.8 GWh. Production of gas and coal-fired thermal power plants was 267.8 GWh and 133.8 GWh, respectively.

In the same period, Croatia imported 67.8 GWh of electricity. The production mix of the country was dominated by hydropower, with 187.3 GWh, followed by gas (42.9 GWh), RES (38.7 GWh) and coal (26.1 GWh).

Serbia imported 4.5 GWh, while the energy mix was dominated by coal, with 415 GWh, and hydro energy, with 300.9 GWh. Gas-based production was 41.3 GWh, and RES 5 GWh.