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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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June 17, 2019

First trades in Slovenian, Bulgarian power futures registered

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has registered the first trade in Slovenian power futures, as well as the first trade in Bulgarian power futures, according to news releases from BSP…

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May 30, 2019

Czech energy company CEZ eyes pullout from Romania, Turkey

Czech energy company CEZ is working on divesting assets in Bulgaria but it may also pull out of other markets, including Romania, Turkey, and Poland, CEO Daniel Benes was quoted…

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May 9, 2019

Bulgaria to launch EUR 33 million renewables, energy efficiency, energy security program

Bulgaria is preparing to launch its Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Program, with an estimated EUR 33 million budget to finance street lighting, geothermal and hydropower utilization, energy…

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April 22, 2019

Bulgaria: the drive for full liberalization of the energy market and the upcoming changes

Authors: Dimitar Zwiatkow (Partner), Maria Harizanova (Associate), at Pavlov and Partners Law Firm in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH The electricity market in Bulgaria is undergoing certain major changes, including…

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April 5, 2019

EEX to introduce Bulgarian, Slovenian, Serbia power futures on June 3

On June 3, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) will expand its product range on the derivatives market with new power futures for the Bulgaria, Slovenia and Serbia market areas, EEX…

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April 3, 2019

Bulgaria to remove electricity export tariff from July 1, take 750 MW of renewables to free market

Bulgaria’s electricity export tariff will be abolished from July 1, according to a draft proposal of changes to the energy law, the ICIS portal reported. The changes will also bring…

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