|Year Implemented||2007 (amended 2009)|
|Policy Status||In force|
|Date Announced||May 2007|
|Agency||•Ministry of Economy and Energy|
•Biomass for Power
|Description||In May 2007, Bulgaria implemented the Renewable and Alternative energy sources and Biofuels Act (EEBG) to promote the development of renewable enrgies and regulate the grid access of environmentally sound energy technologies.
The programme announced plans for a feed-in renewables support law, according to which the national power grid operator and regional power distribution companies would be obliged to connect into their networks new hydro, wind, or biomass-fired power stations.
In 2009, the EEBG was amended and a feed-in tariff system for wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectricity, biomass and biogas were implemented as part of Article 16 paragraph 2. Tariff levels are to be adjusted annually by the State Energy and Water Commission, It amounts to 80% of the average selling price of the previous year plus a technology-specific premium determined by the regulatory authority.
The length of the tariff allocation depends on hte initial Power Purchase Agreement between the system adn the grid operators. Tariffs under this law apply to capacity in operation before May 4th 2011.