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What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

In July, the energy regulator adopted the highest natural gas price so far this year for the regulated market


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector


Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

The first revision of this year’s budget has become a money grab amidst economic and political uncertainty


Year 1 of the new age of power generation in Bulgaria

Year 1 of the new age of power generation in Bulgaria

In 2022, the country’s energy sector will begin a process of massive transformation, which promises to be dictated by business rather than politicians


Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Without Parliament failing to adopt the relevant legislation, funds under the Recovery Plan will remain blocked.


Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Bulgaria’s energy independence from Russia hinges on Chiren’s capacity



Business in Bulgaria can start using solar energy a lot easier

Business in Bulgaria can start using solar energy a lot easier

A new bill allows photovoltaic installations up to 5 megawatts for one’s own use


Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Bulgaria shifting away from the eurozone and EU funds, strong regulators and energy reform


Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

The country does not meet the criterion of inflation but the political differences in the ruling coalition pose a bigger problem


The IGB project: A game-changer on the Eastern European gas market

The IGB project: A game-changer on the Eastern European gas market

The link with Greece is the first project that will really reduce Bulgaria’s dependence on Russian gas


Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

The government will spend 2 billion levs on populist measures without targeting the most vulnerable groups in society


Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Commercial lenders and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) provide financing for solar power plants for businesses. Also, there is a funding program with 200 million levs in grants under the Recovery Plan


Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas




What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

Short-term possibilities of the overall European electricity market to reduce its gas demand in the period from 2022-2024


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost