The Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) will present Tuesday the possible launch date and the mechanism of functioning of the Bulgarian energy exchange.
One of the reasons behind the delay of the Bulgarian energy exchange is the striving to protect local electricity producers and the external electricity market, according to experts in the sphere, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.
Ivan Ivanov, Chair of Bulgaria's Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR), has attributed calls for his resignation by employers' associations to attempts to protect corporate interests.
Employers' associations demanded the resignation of Ivanov after he announced KEVR's decision to introduce a significant power price hike for industrial consumers as of August 1.
Vasl Velev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), has argued that electricity tariffs should remain unchanged in the next pricing period.
In a Thursday interview for TV7, Velev claimed that there was no obstacle, be it of legal or economic nature, for Bulgaria's Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR) to keep electricity prices unchanged.
Ivan Ivanov, Chair of the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR), has said that there is no option to further postpone the entry into force of new electricity prices.
Speaking after a Tuesday meeting of KEVR, he commented that the demands of trade unions and employers' associations for a new postponement could not be met as the law did not allow for that step.