Chairman of the Parliamentary Energy Committee Delyan Dobrev said after the meeting with the representatives of Bulgarian employers’ associations and trade unions that there is a chance of terminating power purchase agreements which two US-owned thermal power plants have signed with the state.
Dobrev said that these agreements are not in line with the European rules on electricity market liberalization and they seriously hinder the market liberalization process in Bulgaria. He expects that some progress on this matter will be made in the next 2 to 3 months, adding that proposed legislative changes will lead to further opening of the Bulgarian energy market and that more than current three companies will offers electricity for sale of the free market.
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Tags: Bulgaria, electricity, electricity market, Galabovo, Maritsa East 3, regulation, TPP