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31.07.2017 12:13
7 TWh of RES-electricity were produced in Bulgaria in 2016
The gas consumption in the member-states of the ENTSO-E has increased with 46% in 2016 because of the inclusion of Turkey in the stats

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The net production of electricity in Bulgaria in 2016 was 41 TWh or 1.8% more than in the previous year, according to the preliminary data published in a new statistical yearbook of ENTSO-E.

From these volumes, renewable energy represented 7 TWh in the previous year. The most of the volumes were produced by HPPs and PSHPPs – a total of 3.9 TWh, while onshore wind and photovoltaics produced a total of 1.4 TWh.

Consumption in Bulgaria stood at 33.7 TWh.

According to ENTSO-E stats, Bulgaria has over 4000 MW of RES capacities out of a total of 12,700 MW. Hydro represents 2,207 MW. Photovoltaics were 1,043 MW, and wind – 701 MW, while biomass is at 69 MW.

ENTSO-E also accounted the increase of gas consumption in its members. The stats show, that electricity production from national gas increased in 2016 substantially up to 707 TWh – 46% more than in 2015. This however is a result of the inclusion of Turkey in the ENTSO-E stats after the inclusion of the TSO TEIAS as an observer in the network. The electricity stats account also for the inclusion of Albania in ENTSO-E on 30.03.

For all ENTSO-E members the day with the highest consumption in 2016 was 19 January, while the lowest consumption occurred on 29 May.


TAGS: ENTSO-E | electricity | RES | renewable | gas 

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