Year Implemented 2011
Policy Status: In force
June 20th 2011
•State Energy and Water Regulation Commission
The Bulgarian State Energy and Water Regulation Commission enacted, as of June 2011, new tariff levels for renewable energies included in the feed-in framework, and implemented a renewed classification system for solar PV installations.
Tariffs only apply to renewable energy plants whose construction started after May 4th and is completed by July 1st 2012, range over a 12-year period for wind and hydropower generation and over a 20-year period for other plants. Future annual tariff rounds will take effects in June of each year.
As for solar PV plants, tariffs are differentated between roof or facade-mounted installations on a one hand and ground-mounted on the other for the year 2011-2012.
For ground-mounted PV systems no larger than 30 kWp, tariffs were adjusted downward, LEV 576.5/MWh (USD 417.56/MWh equivalent), from LEV 728.29/MWh in 2010.
On the contrary, roof and facade mounted systems have increased to a LEV 605.23/MWh for projects no larger than 30 kWp, LEV 596.5/MWh for plants between 30-200kWp and LEV 583.77/MWh for large plants between 200 to 1, 000 kWp.
Tariffs for wind generation are fixed according to full load hours equivalent. Wind farms running on a full load hour equivalent of 2, 250 MWh or less are entitled a tariff of LEV 191/MWh, while wind farms with a full load hour equivalent of 2, 250 MWh or above awill receive a LEV 173.06/MWh.
Biomass plants ar eliginle for five different tariffs and biogas facilities for ten depending on capacity size, the type of raw material used and whether co-generation is used.