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30.01.2018 13:42
Electricity Exports Have Moved into Positive Territory Again
Colder weather slightly shrunk the decrease in production and consumption

  • From the beginning of the year until 28 January 134 264 MWh of electric energy originating from Bulgaria has been exported which is an increase of 16.33% compared to the same period in 2017.
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Electricity exports have moved into positive territory again, latest Electricity System Operator (ESO) data shows. According to it, from the beginning of the year until 28 January 134 264 MWh of electric energy originating from Bulgaria has been exported which is an increase of 16.33% compared to the same period in 2017. Exports also decreased by 54% on an annual basis in the beginning of this year.
Unlike exports, production and domestic consumptions continue to fall, although the rate of decrease slightly slowed down in the last two colder weeks. As of 28 January the reduction in total electricity production in the country is 11.88% annually (3 764 589 MWh), and in consumption – 12.67% (3 630 325 MWh).
Base power plants have generated 11.43% less electric energy from the start of the year until 28 January compared to the same period in the previous year (3 320 754 MWh). Production by renewable energy power plants connected to the distribution network has dropped by 16.45% (97 044 MWh). Photovoltaic plants are the only one to have grown (by 50-60%) in comparison with their production for the first 28 days of last year.
Hydropower plants have deepened their output decline which was 3% in the beginning of the year and it is now 14.93%. Production from hydro as of 28 January is 260 932 MWh.

TAGS: Electricity System Operator | ESO | export | import | consumption | 28 January 

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