Enery BG 1 plans to build 400 MW PV plant in southern Bulgaria

EnergyNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2020 • 05.11.2020

Enery BG 1 plans to build 400 MW PV plant in southern Bulgaria

Austrian-owned Enery BG 1, a local unit of Enery Development, plans to build a solar power plant in the municipality of Haskovo in southern Bulgaria, with an installed capacity of 400 MW. The municipal council has issued a preliminary approval for the construction of the solar park.

The projected annual output of the photovoltaic (PV) power plant is 560 GWh of electricity, which would ensure averting nearly 670 000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The photovoltaic plant is to spread on 407,6 ha near the villages of Knizhovnik and Dolno Voyvodino. The solar plant is expected to operate entirely on market principles, based on corporate power purchase agreements with private or public customers, according to the company. The investment will generate new jobs, with over 400 employees to be involved in the construction, and more than 50 workers to be hired. Haskovo municipality will benefit through local taxes, both in the construction phase and during the years of operation.

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