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European Commission Brussels

November 27, 2019

Bulgaria’s funding for waste incinerator CHP greenlighted by EU

The European Commission said on November 25 that it gave the go ahead for Bulgaria’s proposal to back a project for a high-efficient cogeneration system in the capital city. The…

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grid connection

October 18, 2019

Bulgaria changes grid connection rules for new RES producers – CMS Sofia

Bulgaria’s authorities have adopted changes to the transmission and distribution grid connection rules, in a step aimed at reducing the administrative burden on producers and consumers of electricity from renewable…

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bERS Resalta

October 16, 2019

Resalta completes lighting project for bERS Logistics in Bulgaria

Resalta has completed a lighting renovation project for logistics company bERS Logistics at its facility in Musachevo, Bulgaria, according to a press release from Resalta. bERS Logistics provides logistics services,…

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electric vehicle Bulgaria

October 8, 2019

Bulgaria taking steps to improve electric vehicle environment – CMS Sofia

Even though Bulgaria is a relatively small and undeveloped electric vehicle (EV) market, in the past few months there have been some developments demonstrating some will of the authorities to…

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households

September 23, 2019

Bulgaria’s households to be able to choose electricity supplier from 2020

Households in Bulgaria will get the right to choose the electricity supplier but not before 2020, Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said, local media reported. The electricity market liberalization for…

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September 20, 2019

Bulgaria drafts legislation for hydrogen fueling stations

Bulgaria has drafted legislation that defines terms and conditions for the design and construction of stations for charging hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The legislation was drafted by the Ministry of Regional Development…

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Sofia

September 6, 2019

Sofia gets first electric scooter rental company

The US-based micromobility start-up Lime has started offering electric scooters for rent in Sofia, one of the most polluted cities in the European Union, becoming the first such company to…

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August 28, 2019

Končar KET to refurbish HPP Vacha in Bulgaria

A consortium comprising Croatia’s Končar KET and Czech ČKD Blansko Holding has signed a contract to refurbish the 14 MW hydropower plant (HPP) Vacha-1, the accompanying 110 kV switchyard, and…

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air pollution heating

August 22, 2019

Plovdiv, Vidin municipalities sign projects to reduce air pollution from heating

Contracts have been signed on projects for Bulgaria’s municipalities of Plovdiv and Vidin to improve air quality by reducing fine particulate matter (PM10) emissions from solid fuel heating. The implementation…

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SO2

July 31, 2019

EU refers Bulgaria to court for high values of SO2 caused by coal-fired power plants

The European Commission has decided to refer Bulgaria and Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU over poor air quality. The reason in Bulgaria’s case is failing to…

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CEZ transmission Bulgaria

July 15, 2019

CEZ in Bulgaria gets permit for EUR 1.5 million for transmission line project

CEZ Distribution Bulgaria has received a construction permit for its EUR 1.5 million project to replace the 110 kV Zenit power transmission line and partly reconstruct two substations in Sofia,…

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June 21, 2019

CEZ agrees to sell Bulgarian assets to Eurohold for EUR 335 million

Czech energy company CEZ Group has signed a contract today with holding company Eurohold Bulgaria for the sale of its assets in Bulgaria. Eurohold will pay EUR 335 million for…

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