01 novembre 2007

Bulgaria exports electricity to neighbor countries during the night

The National electricity company of Bulgaria NEC could utilize the lower night consumption of energy in the country for not to stop the exportation of the electicity in the region. During the night Bulgaria consumes 30% less electricity which could have significant economical value, said the chairman of the Central Dispatcher Governance at NEC Mitjo Hristozov, cited by Draik radio.    To this time there aren't any orders from the neighbor countries for night current delivery. That means Bulgarian electricity exports... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2007

Nuclear Ambitions Fan Controversy in Bulgaria

Views and RecordsBy Matthew Brunwasser International Herald Tribune As governments around the world struggle to secure energy supplies, cut carbon emissions and adapt to rising oil prices, Bulgaria has adopted an ambitious solution: Construct a new nuclear power plant, the country's second, near the northern town of Belene, across the Danube from Romania.Critics say the project is economically flawed, open to corruption and mismanagement, and will cement Russian dominance of Bulgaria's energy sector while putting Bulgarian taxpayers... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2007

No money to sell Bulgaria's Toplofikatsiya Sofia

After more than one year of negotiations between Sofia municipality and Parliament over the privatisation of Toplofikatsiya Sofia, the two institutions were stuck with the question of who would pick up the bill for the consultants, mediapool.bg reported.On October 2, a mediapool.bg source at the municipality said that a consultant for the privatisation was not selected yet because there was no money to pay the consultant.Around 1.5 million euro would be needed to pay a consultancy agency for advise to the municipality and the state on... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2007

Demand for energy efficiency loans in Bulgaria

MKB Unionbank, DSK, United Bulgarian Bank (UBB), Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria, DZI and Postbank are some of the Bulgaria financial institutions offering energy efficency loans. MKB Unionbank (MKBU) press officer Borislav Yordanov spoke to The Sofia Echo on the bank’s development in this field. Yordanov said that MKBU started offering energy efficiency loans in March 2004. That year, the bank concluded an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the amount of three million euro on this credit line. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2007

INTERVIEW-Bulgaria may list energy monopolies stakes in '08

SOFIA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Bulgaria may list minority stakes in its state gas and power monopolies on its bourse at the start of 2008 if the ruling coalition approves the long-debated plan, the economy and energy minister said on Wednesday. Petar Dimitrov said his Socialist-led government would not consider full privatisation of gas monopoly Bulgargaz and power utility NETC as they wanted to protect consumers and ensure that domestic energy prices remained low. "We have been discussing the creation of a joint energy... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2007


Danish company Greentech will invest a total of 180 million euro in wind turbines in Bulgaria. The company plans to construct 118 turbines in the Stara Planina Mountain, ipo.bg reported. Greentech had already agreed with Chiprovtsi municipality on the construction of more than 60 wind turbines in the region. The company will see to the construction of infrastructure in the region and the creation of work places for the local population. The project has to be complete by the end of 2010. ... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2007

Encore Energy Systems Expands Operations to Bulgaria, Europe

BRIGHTON, Mich., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Encore Energy Systems, Inc. , a rapidly growing diversified energy company announces a new distributor partnering agreement with Bulgarian company. The distributor will rename to Encore Energy Systems (Bulgaria) and be given exclusive country rights to promote and sell the Company's patented DeMarco Energy Miser system. Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding, the new company will be provided engineering design support and preferential distributor pricing for the Energy... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2007


The Bulgarian state is considering selling its share in Sofia's Toplofikatsia heating supply company. Standart daily reported that Economy and Energy Minister Petar Dimitrov, representatives of the World Bank (WB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) had met to discuss the issue. The WB and EBRD are Toplofikatsia's creditors on state-guaranteed loans. The state has 42 per cent of Toplofikatsia. The majority owner is Sofia's municipal council, which has 58 per cent. The EBRD loan was provided several years... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2007

Bulgaria Not to Sell Its Share of Bourgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline

12 September 2007 | 06:44 | FOCUS News Agency Sofia. Bulgaria has given up the idea of selling its share in the Bourgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, the news was spread by Reuters, as quoting a Bulgarian energy expert. Initially, the Bulgarian Government planned to sell Bulgaria's share of 24,5% to the US oil giant Chevron and Kazakhstan's national oil and gas company Kazmunaigaz, Reuters writes further. A week ago, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin paid a visit to Kazakhstan to negotiate the supply of crude... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2007

Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuke Unit 5 Back Online

Unit 5 of Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant at Kozloduy on the Danube River was reconnected to the power grid on Sunday, after undergoing emergency shutdown earlier this month.On September 1, the unit was taken offline for repairs after a short circuit in the power generator triggered the automated safety system shutdown in the 1000-megawatt VVER type unit.The incident did not cause any radioactive leaks, power plant officials said then.With unit 5 back in operation, the power plant began shutting down unit 6 for annual maintenance.... [Lire la suite]
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