Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>Cooling, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Energy

Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets.

Bulgaria 2020 renewable energy targets:

  • Overall target: 16% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumptions;
  • Heating and Cooling: 24% of heat consumption met by renewable energy sources;
  • Electricity: 21% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 8% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources;

Measures to promote the use of energy from renewable energy source that will facilitate achievement of above enlisted targets:

  • Feed-in tariff system
  • Obligatory connection of RES plant to the network;
  • Long-term power purchase agreements (25 years for electricity purchased from geothermal and solar plants, 15 years from hydropower plants up to 10MW and from any other type of renewable plant);
  • Obligatory purchase of the electricity from renewable energy producers;
  • Guarantees of origin;
  • Compulsory blending of biofuels;
  • Zero rate of excise duty for pure biofuels;
  • Short and long-term programmes aiming at development of renewables.



Related policies:Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources , Feed-in tariffs (FITs) for electricity from renewable sources , Renewable and Alternative energy sources and Biofuels Act

Last modified: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:16:03 CET