Factsheet: ERSA - Grid connection

ERSA - Grid connection

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Energy from Renewable Sources Act (ERSA) - grid connection
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Закон за енергията от възобновяеми източници
Description: 
Part of the Energy from Renewable Sources Act (ERSA). Based on the regulations of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources and Biofuels Act, electricity distribution companies are obliged to purchase the electricity generated from geothermal and solar energy for 25 years, whereas from the other sources of RES, including biomass, the offtake obligation is fixed at 15 years. End suppliers are obliged to offtake the electricity produced by RES. Failure to do so will result in a penalty amounting to between BGN 7,000 (appr. EUR 3,600) and BGN 20,000 (appr. EUR 10,225).
Goal/Aim: 
Increase the share of renewable energy in electricity production.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
State Energy and Water Regulatory Committee (SEWRC)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014