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Bulgaria: Electricity exports increased by 60 % in Q1 2019

21.May 2019.

According to the data published by Bulgarian electricity transmission system operator ESO, production of electricity in Bulgaria in the first three months of 2019 has increased by 4.36 % compared to the same period in 2018 and reached 12.76 TWh.

Bulgaria’s electricity consumption dropped in the first quarter of the year, by 0.95 % reaching a total of 11.05 TWh. However, electricity exports increased by 59.83 % in the same period to 1.71 TWh. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES) in the transmission network increased by 8.15 % to 332.4 GWh, while RES share in the country’s distribution network increased by 27.86 % to 464.4 GWh.