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Bulgaria to Suspend Up to 40% of Wind, Solar Power Capacity

Bulgaria to Suspend Up to 40% of Wind, Solar Power Capacity

Bulgaria may suspend as much as 40 percent of wind and solar power capacity as part of its effort to stem oversupply and stabilize electricity generation

About 40 percent of wind and solar power producers aren’t providing real-time information to the country’s central electricity dispatcher, jeopardizing the safety of Bulgaria’s transmission network, Energy Minister Asen Vasilev said in a document posted on the ministry’s website. They will be temporarily disconnected, he said.

Bulgaria’s grid is suffering from power overloads caused by a rapid increase in wind and solar capacity coupled with decreasing domestic consumption in the face of a weak economy. The government wants to relax the restrictions on electricity trading with neighboring Turkey, according to the document.

Protests against high electricity bills and poverty toppled the government of Boyko Borissov on Feb. 20. President Rosen Plevneliev appointed an interim government led by Prime Minister Marin Raikov on March 12 to organize and hold early elections on May 12.

Copyright 2013 Bloomberg

Lead image: Bulgarian flag via Shutterstock

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