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June 14, 2016

UBB to finance energy efficiency in homes with EBRD’s loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said it is providing a EUR 5 million loan and technical assistance to the United Bulgarian Bank (UBB) to finance investments that will…

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June 7, 2016

Public supplier turns to court for electricity debt

National Electricity Company (NEK), Bulgarian government-controlled utility, initiated arbitration and cases in commercial courts against companies EVN Elektrosnabdiavane, ČEZ Electro, and Energo-Pro Sales, which supply power to consumers. Energy minister…

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June 3, 2016

Electricity market makes progress with imbalances

Energy companies registered improvements in the regulated and liberalized power market, with part of imbalances out of the way, Publics.bg reported. Still, there are obstacles remaining from the past, according…

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September 14, 2015

Waste processing plant inaugurated near Sofia

A mechanical-biological treatment facility with a capacity of 410,000 tonnes of mixed waste per year was launched in the village of Yana in the Kremikovtsi administrative district of Bulgaria’s capital,…

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June 8, 2015

Full liberalization at least a year away

Bulgarian households and small businesses will have the right to choose their electricity supplier freely as of July 2016 at the earliest, Ivan Ivanov, chairperson of the Energy and Water…

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May 14, 2015

Bulgaria reluctant to join regional auction platform

Plans to create a single European cross-border capacity auction platform is holding back the Bulgarian transmission system operator from joining the regional platform. This is despite the fact a joint…

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April 15, 2015

Significant rise in number of electric vehicles, hybrids

The number of electric vehicles in Bulgaria has grown 36%, to a total of 497 between 2012 and 2014, a report on the progress of Bulgaria’s national plan for eco-friendly…

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April 7, 2015

Gabrovo opens energy efficiency projects tender

The Municipality of Gabrovo has opened a tender for design of work projects, part of an energy efficiency programme, with an estimated value of BGN 2 million (EUR 1.02 million),…

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April 1, 2015

Bulgaria’s Solarpro Holding turns to net loss in 2014

Bulgarian provider of products and services for the solar industry Solarpro Holding said it turned to net loss of BGN 993,000 (EUR 507,700) in 2014 from net profit of BGN…

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March 20, 2015

Bulgaria’s wind power capacity installed in 2014 at 10.1 MW

Wind farms with a total capacity of 10.1 MW were installed in Bulgaria in 2014, according to the annual Wind Energy Barometer report of EurObserv’ER, reported Bulgarian portal Novinite.com. EurObserv’ER…

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March 16, 2015

Saint Nikola wind farm output tops 1.54 million MWh since launch

The Saint Nikola wind farm near Kavarna, in northeastern Bulgaria, has produced more than 1.54 million MWh of electricity in its five years of operations, US-based AES, which operates the…

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March 10, 2015

Bulgaria one of three EU countries in reaching RES 2020 targets

Energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption in the European Union (EU) reached 15 %  in 2013, compared with 8.3 % in 2004, Eurostat said. The share of renewables…

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