Higher electricity prices in neighboring countries, increasing the cost of electricity imports, have prompted power utility PPC to capitalize on the situation and operate its gas-fueled power stations at maximum capacity for satisfactory market prices.
In recent days, PPC’s natural gas-fueled units have covered between 35 and 40 percent of electricity demand.
Yesterday, the power utility’s gas-fueled power stations covered 40 percent of electricity demand at a price of 42.6 euros per MWh for ten hours.
Independent producers covered 19 percent of electricity demand at a price of 64.4 euros per MWh for one hour.
Electricity imports covered 14 percent of electricity demand for a price of 51.7 euros per MWh over 11 hours.
Renewable energy sources covered 24 percent of electricity demand yesterday, while the decreased lignite input continued on its downward trajectory, contributing 3.6 GWh.
In Bulgaria, the wholesale electricity price was 53.14 euros per MWh. In Italy, it was 51.93 euros per MWh. Romania registered a price level of 51.7 euros per MWh. The price in Serbia was 49.91 euros per MWh.