There is no reason for an increase in electricity prices or heating rates, according to Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.
In a Monday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio he explained that his prediction was based on the condition of the system and the price of energy carriers.
Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) proposes introducing a ceiling on prices paid to power generators.
According to DKEVR, the tariff should be capped at BGN 202 per MWh, which is the highest amount paid for the balancing of the energy system.
The proposal is part of a draft decision of DKEVR.
There is a lack of competitors in energy trade on the liberalized energy market, the Bulgarian energy watchdog DKEVR warned Tuesday.
Trade to household consumers is where the biggest insufficiency has been registered, the website Dariknews quoted the regulator's chair Svetla Todorova as saying at a DKEVR meeting.