Bulgaria: New SPP to be built by Austrian company

, SEE Energy News

In Haskovo in southern Bulgaria, building of solar power plant is planned. Enery BG 1, a local subsidiary of Austrian Enery Development, is planning to build a 400 MW SPP there.

The company has already obtained a preliminary agreement with Haskovo municipality, but the proposal will be voted on by the end of the month. The expected annual electricity generation of the plant is 560 GWh and it will stretch over some 400 hectares. RES-generated electricity at the plant will prevent 670,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The plant will not receive any form of support from the state and it will operate on market principle, selling electricity through power purchase agreements.

In March, Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) approved the acquisition of 100 % capital of Bulgarian companies ACWA Power CF Karad PV Park and Nomac Bulgaria by Austrian startup Enery Development. Nomac Bulgaria operates a 60.4 MW solar park in the Bulgarian village of Karadzhalovo, in the south of the country.