Bulgaria’s electricity production rose by 16.87% year-on-year to 46,942 GWh in the period from January 1 to December 26, data by the country's Electricity System Operator (ESO) showed.
Domestic power consumption increased by an annual 4.15% in the period under review, reaching 38,295 GWh, according to data published in ESO's weekly newsletter.
Bulgaria's power trade surplus soared by 154.63% on the year to 8,647 GWh in the review period.
The volume of renewable energy in the transmission system fell 1.46% on the year to 1,272 GWh, while the volume of renewable energy in the distribution system added 1.55% to 1,914 GWh.
The output of hydro power plants rose by 50.64% year-on-year to 5,047 GWh.