Bulgaria wants another 2.6 GW of renewables by 2030 – and coal
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
The new capacity would include around 2.3 GW of solar and wind projects, which Sofia said should be deployed on a market basis. No details were offered about how such volumes would be commissioned and in which market segments.
The strategy also envisages the nation’s coal power plants will remain active beyond 2030 and includes the possibility of new nuclear capacity and upgraded gas interconnection with neighboring countries.
The draft document will be discussed by the Bulgarian cabinet and parliament before adoption.
Last year’s 32 MW presaged an uptick in new large scale solar facilities, with plans for a 400 MW solar park in the Haskovo municipality of southern Bulgaria unveiled late last month. That project is expected to sell clean power under a private power supply deal. A 180 MW solar project is also being developed in the town of Devnya, in the Varna province of northeastern Bulgaria.