Bulgaria resumes electricity exports after break of almost four weeks

Bulgaria’s caretaker Energy Minister Nikolai Pavlov has ordered the resumption of the country’s electricity exports as of February 9, after exports were suspended on January 13 because of record low temperatures that put a strain on domestic supply.

The January 13 suspension of electricity exports was ordered by the then-energy minister, Temenuzhka Petkova to ensure the supply of energy to consumers in the country, as heavy snowfalls and prolonged severely low temperatures put pressure on the system.

At that time, Greece also suspended electricity exports, for similar reasons.

Pavlov’s office said that Bulgaria’s Electricity System Operator had advised that there were reserves sufficient for the normal operation of the electricity system and to cope with a short-term increase in electricity consumption.

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