Electric power distribution

Record Cold in Texas - Millions Without Electricity

A rare deep freeze in Texas that raised demand for power forced the U.S. state's electric grid operator on Monday to impose rotating blackouts that left nearly 3 million customers without electricity.

President Joe Biden declared an emergency on Monday, unlocking federal assistance to Texas, where temperatures on Monday ranged from minus 2 to minus 22 Celsius.

Electricity Theft Is Common Crime in Bulgaria

Last year, the three power distributors managed to bill stolen electricity and found out it was as much as the entire Bulgaria consumes in 16 hours.

The amount equals almost 55 gigawatt/hours. According to data of the National Statistical Institute for 2020, the net average daily electricity consumption was 83.57 GW/h.

Energy regulator ANRE: It is illegal to force suppliers to deliver energy at lowest price

Forcing suppliers to deliver energy to household consumers at the lowest price is illegal, as it would be in violation of European regulations and would amount to a new Ordinance 114, on Tuesday said Zoltan Nagy-Bege, Vice-President of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), at the online conference "Electricity in the Free Market" organized by the Bursa newspaper.

PPC pushes back bids deadline for DEDDIE

Greece's biggest electricity utility, Public Power Corporation (PPC), has pushed back the deadline for the expression of interest for a majority stake in the country's sole grid operator DEDDIE, it said on Friday.

PPC, which is 51% owned by the state, had set January 29 as the deadline for the submission of non-binding bids for DEDDIE.

Bulgaria: Forecasts for Record Drop in Power Generation Proved Right

If we compare the data of 2020 and 2019, we can see that electricity generation has fallen by almost 8%, which is a record for the last 10 years. Consumption also decreased by about 2.5%, but the export-import balance, which decreased by 41%, according to ESO data makes the strongest impression, energy expert Pavlin Pavlov told 3e news.net.