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Electricity Output Up by 5.7% in 2022 Y/Y

Between January 1 2022 and December 31 2022, electricity production in Bulgaria increased by 5.7% year-on-year, according to data of the Electicity System Operator published on Thursday. In 2022, electricity output stood at 50,421,705 MWh, compared with 47,700,415 MWh in 2021.
Electricity consumption declined by 1,81% in 2022, to 38,176,875MWh, from 38,881,406 MWh in 2021.
Between January and December 2022 the electricity balance between exports and imports increased by 38.85% yar-on-year.
Electricity from baseload capacities increased by 8.87% from 2021. In 2022 baseload capacities produced 42,857,212 MWh of electricity, compared with 39,364,340 MWh a year earlier.
RES electricity increased by 22.66% between January and December 2022, compared with the like period of 2021. RES electricity in the grid increased by 13.25%.Output from hydropower facilities decreased by 25.75% in 2022 from a year earlier.