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RENEWABLE SOURCES

The portfolio of producers of electricity from renewable energy sources is composed by the large Hydro Power Plants (HEC) with installed capacity above 10 MW, the small sized Hydro Power Plants (MHEC) with installed capacity lower than 10 MW, the Wind Power Plants (VEC), the Photovoltaic Power Plants (FEC), the Biogas Thermal Power Plants, and the Biomass Thermal Power Plants. The installed capacity and the production of Power plants that use renewable energy sources is displayed in Table below and are divided according to technology.

Installed capacity and production of electricity from renewable energy sources in 2021 according to technology

 
Type of Power Plant Number of Power Plants Installed capacity (MW) Share in the installed Capacity (%)

Production

(GWh)

Share in total production

(%)

Total 352 2.117 100,00% 5.284 100,00%
HEC 5 1.034 48,85% 2.105 39,84%
ТЕ-ТО 3 287 13,58% 1.517 28,71%
Renewable 344 795 37,57% 1.662 31,45%
HEC 10 587 73,76% 1.662 68,12%
VEC 1 36,8 4,63% 103 6,20%
Small HEC 107 119 14,97% 321 19,34%
FEC 220 45 5,69% 51,46 3,10%
Biogas 3 7 0,88% 54 3,25%
Biomass 1 1 0,08% 0 0,00%

Within the total 352 domestic electricity producers, 344 use renewable energy sources, whereby 202 use preferential tariffs, and the remaining 135 Power Plants do not use the measures of support to the production of electricity.
In 2021, 49 new Power Plants using renewable energy sources have initiated operations: 1 Hydro Power Plants and 48 Photovoltaic Power Plants. 
The entire electricity produced by the Wind Power Plant VEC Bogdanci, the Biogas Thermal Power Plants, and the Biomass Thermal Power Plants, is purchased by the Electricity Market Operator under preferential tariffs. Within the total number of the Small Hydro Power Plants, 96 sell the produced electricity under preferential tariffs, while the remaining 11 Power Plants sell the produced electricity on the electricity market. The
number of preferential producers dominate in both, the Small Hydropower Plants, and the Photovoltaic Power Plants. Namely, 101 Photovoltaic Power Plants use the preferential tariff, while the remaining 121 Photovoltaic Power Plants sell the produced electricity on the Electricity Market.

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