Bulgaria: Summary

Updated: 01.10.2017

Author: Ivana Naydenova

Support schemes

In Bulgaria, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a feed-in tariff. Producers of electricity from renewable sources are contractually entitled against the grid operator to the purchase and payment of electricity at a guaranteed price. The feed-in tariff may not be received on top of other incentives. The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) regulates the electricity selling price at the wholesale market and the FiT at which the RES producers sell electricity to suppliers.

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Grid issues

In Bulgaria, the connection of renewable energy systems to the grid is subject to the provisions of the general legislation on energy. Renewable energy is not given priority access. Plant operators are contractually entitled to have their electricity dispatched by the grid operator. Grid operators are obliged to upgrade and expand their grids if the upgrade or expansion is required to connect a plant.

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The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and usage of RES-installations in Bulgaria: There is a professional training programme for RES-installers as wells as a building obligation for the use of renewable heating and for the exemplary role of public authorities 

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Further information

  • Комисия за енергийно и водно регулиране (КЕВР) – Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC)
  • +359 2 9359 733
  • EWRC website
  • dker(at)dker.bg
  • Германо-Българска индустриално-търговска камара (ГБИТК) - German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)
  • +359 2 81630 21
  • AHK website