Bulgaria energy markets long-term outlook 2017: Smaller role for nuclear power
Total Final Consumption (TFC) growth will be influenced by demographics and a dilapidated infrastructure. Electricity loss rates still reflect Bulgarian energy inefficiency. Gradual liberalisation of the electricity market and the removal of subsidies have resulted in rising electricity prices. However, prices for households remain the lowest in the EU and industrial prices, the third lowest. Over the forecast, electricity will remain the main source for energy. Fuel inputs for power generation makes up the largest component of primary energy demand by sector. We expect that the lingering effects of the Great Recession, uncertainty around growth in the Eurozone and rising domestic energy prices will encourage greater energy efficiency in Bulgaria. As a result, TFC will increase at an average of only 1% per year.