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23.07.2015 15:43
Industry Prepares for New Protest over Expected Power Price Hike
AUTHOR: publics.bg


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The Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB) announced they are ready for a new protest on July 29, at 11.00 h EET, due to the planned electricity price hike.

With its previous actions, the industrial organisations managed to secure a one-month postponement of the electricity price hike which was due to take effect July 1.

A number of factories and production sites across the country stopped operations for an hour between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Even though, the protest was a symbolic one, it decreased the national electricity system load with some 140 - 150 MW for an hour.

“The Bulgarian business cannot support the higher energy costs through the increase of the “obligations to society” component. The actions of the employers’ organisations have not led to a satisfactory result despite the engagement of the government and the National Assembly”, the organisations said in a statement diffused to Bulgarian media on Thursday.


TAGS: Bulgaria | electricity | power price | business | industry | protest | power consumption | system load 


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