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10.01.2017 17:42
Bulgarian TSO Mulls Suspending Electricity Exports
Greece has confirmed intention to suspend power exports towards Bulgaria, unofficial information suggests the samo for other neighbouring countries, Bulgarian energy minister said

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The Bulgarian Electricity System Operator (ESO) is analysing the possibility to cut temporarily electricity exports from Bulgaria, energy minister (in resignation) Temenuzhka Petkova told reporters on Tuesday.
Ivan Yotov, CEO of ESO said that the situation is being examined in real time and that he is ready to propose this measure to the energy minister, should the need arise.

Yotov stressed that exports from Bulgaria would be cut only if a string of events occurred, namely if all neighbouring countries also stopped exports to Bulgaria, an outage of a main power generation, lower than the current temperatures, etc.

Currently only Greece has stopped its commercial electricity exports to Bulgaria, while unofficial information suggests all other neighbouring countries would do the same, minister Petkova said.

Greece will restrain power exports towards Bulgaria today at midnight for a period of two days, Petkova added, highlighting that the energy ministry has taken precautions and that no energy rationing would be needed.

Minister Petkova affirmed that the country’s energy system is in a stable condition.

TAGS: Bulgaria | winter | electricity | energy | Temenuzhka Petkova | Greece | TSO | ESO | energy security 

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