- Press Releases
SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 11 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian electricity system operator (ESO) said on Monday that the country's electricity production grew by some 4% to slightly more than 49 billion KWh in 2015.
Electricity consumption rose by 2.0% in 2015, reaching 37.88 billion KWh, ESO said in a press release on its website.
Exports rose by 11% to 10.5 billion KWh in 2015 as the bulk went to Turkey and Greece.
The electricity production from hydro power plants (HPP) was over 6 billion KWh, which is almost 20% higher compared to 2014 and it represents nearly 12% of the total energy produced in the country.
The electricity output of thermal power plants of the Maritsa East basin rose by 11%.
Solar and wind farms increased their output by about 9%.
The output of Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant Kolzoduy dropped by 3%.