Surplus in Foreign Trade in Electricity Increased 306% in January-Feruary
Sofia, March 2 (BTA) - The surplus in the foreign trade in
electricity increased by 306 per cent in January-February from
this time last year, according to recent statistics published on
the website of the Electricity System Operator (ESO). Export
exceeded import by 599,679 MWh in the first two months of this
year and by 147,691 MWh last year.
ESO continues to report a significant increase in the share of
electricity from water power plants. The increase was 263.49 per
cent from this time last year. The total output of
hydroelectric power was 1,099,767 MWh this January and February,
up from 302,559 MWh this time last year.
The production of electricity in Bulgaria increased by 4.07 per
cent during the observable period (year-on-year), to reach
7,905,096 MWh. The like figure in 2020 was 7,596,230 MWh.
Domestic electricity consumption went down by 1.92 per cent from
this time last year and totalled 7,305,417 MWh.
The contribution of base-loan power plants in the total
electricity output for January and February decreased by 6.36
per cent from this time last year. They put out 6,295,252 MWh of
electricity (against 6,723,146 MWh last year).
Another trend is a decrease in the share of electricity from
renewables in the power transmission network (by 8.99 per cent)
and in the distribution network (by 11.79 per cent). NV/LN