Policy in Bulgaria


Updated: 23.01.2019

Author: Ivana Naydenova

Summary of policies

  • Installers of renewable energy facilities have to be registered and certified by the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance. 
  • Buildings with a useful total built-up area (TBA) over 500 square metres and which are occupied by a public body or frequently visited by citizens are subject to an obligatory energy efficiency audit and have to provide an energy performance certificate. 
  • Any investment project for a new building with a total floor coverage of over 1000 m² must comply with the possibilities of using decentralised systems for the use of renewable energy. In these buildings, at least 15 percent of the total heating and cooling needed for the building shall have to be produced from renewable sources.


The available support policies apply for all RES technologies.

Statutory provisions

  • EEA (Закон за енергийната ефективност – Energy Efficiency Act)
  • ERSA (Закон за енергията от възобновяеми източници – Act on Renewable Energy Sources)
  • Ordinance No. 41 (Наредба № 41 от 9 януари 2012 г. за придобиване на квалификация по професията "монтьор на енергийни съоръжения и инсталации" - Ordinance No. 41 of 9 January 2012 on the vocational education for “fitters of energy equipment and installations”)


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