Bulgaria threat to 40% of wind, PV

Concern over energy prices is a central issue in Bulgarian politics

Concern over energy prices is a central issue in Bulgarian politics

Bulgaria’s renewables industry has voiced alarm at government proposals to suspend operations at about 40% of its wind and solar installations, in order to balance a power system which it claims is in danger of instability due to a huge excess of capacity.

Interim energy minister Asen Vasilev claims the system in the country “is very sick, riddled by inefficiency, overcapacity and overproduction”.

Vasilev says under the plan, the operations of about 40% of wind farms and solar plants would be stopped temporarily, due to their alleged failure to send real-time production data to the grid operator.

Producers that complied with the law would be reconnected.

Bulgaria has about 1GW of solar and 670MW of wind power out of 12GW of total installed power generation capacity.

Vasilev says he has asked the anti-monopoly watchdog in the country to Log in to read complete article.

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