Bulgaria May Add 4.9 GW of Renewable Energy by 2031

Mar 30, 2022 05:56 PM ET
  • A draft file by the Electricity System Operator says that Bulgaria can add 5.9 GW of power by 2031 out of which 4.9 GW can be from eco-friendly sources of energy.
  • ESO states that power export in wintertimes will not be possible and also possibilities in summers will certainly depend upon hydropower result.

According to a draft plan produced by the Electricity System Operator (ESO), the transmission authority of Bulgaria, the country is anticipated to see an increase of 5.9 GW in the overall national power capacity by 2031. Out of this, 4.9 GW is anticipated to find from eco-friendly resources.

The ESO record states that the overall electricity consumption in Bulgaria will certainly continue to be under 43.3 GWh by 2031. It likewise informs that the maximum electricity lots will have to do with 7.7 GW in 2031 and also the greatest lots per typical day will certainly be 7.1 GW.

ESO states that in 2031, the share of hydroelectric plants in consumption will be at a maximum of 30% in Bulgaria It claimed that brand-new nuclear power plants will likewise be connected with the transmission grid in between 2032 and also 2040 however none prior to 2032.

The file also discloses that there will be no export of power during winter seasons while in summers the export possibilities will mainly depend upon the output of hydropower.

RE Potential in Bulgaria.

In December, Association for Production, Storage Space as well as Trading of Electricity (APSTE) claimed that Bulgaria has the potential to add 4,650 MW of solar energy capacity and also 2,350 MW of onshore wind capacity by 2030. The body said that this can help the country to increase the share of renewables in the power basket to 58%.

According to an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) analysis, Bulgaria might conserve $700,000 yearly if it replaces 3.7 GW of coal power plants with renewables.

There are a number of eco-friendly projects in the pipeline in Bulgaria. Germany-based leading renewable player wpd has actually introduced that the company will certainly develop 2 wind energy parks that will be based near the Black Sea shores. The projects are in an advanced state and there will certainly be an overall of 16 turbines located in the Balchik municipality having a capacity of 96 MW.

The government has also revealed that it will solarize the roofs of all state healthcare facilities with an investment of EUR 30 million.

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