(DF) Electricity Production Up 10.7% January 1 – August 1 Y/Y

August 3 (BTA) – The production of electricity in Bulgaria has increased by 10.7 per cent for the period January 1, 2021 – August 1, 2021, compared to the same period of last year, according to the latest data of the Electricity System Operator (ESO) concerning the country’s energy balance, published Tuesday on the ESO website. Electricity production between January 1 – August 1, 2021 was reported to be 26 545 67 MWh, compared to 23 979 905 MWh in the same period of last year. Consumption in Bulgaria increased by 4.43 per cent over the period. From the beginning of the year until August 1, 22 824 771 MWh electricity were consumed, while for the same period in 2020 the consumption stood at 21 856 723 MWh. The data show that for the period January 1 – August 1, 2021 compared to January 1 – August 1, 2020, the balance (exports-imports) increased by 75.25 per cent. The share of electricity generated from baseload capacities from the beginning of the year until August 1, compared to the same period of 2020, has increased by 5.92 per cent. From 1 January until August 1, 2021, 20 875 865 MWh of electricity was produced by base plants, compared to 19 708 466 MWh in the corresponding period of last year. For the compared period, ESO reported a decrease in the share of RES in the transmission network by 6.93 per cent, as well as in the distribution network by 3.42 per cent. There is an increase in the share of electricity from hydropower plants by 67.51 per cent during the examined period. RY/MY /МЙ/