AES Bulgaria provided 8% of the energy in Bulgaria in the first week of the state of emergency

24.03.2020

TPP AES Galabovo and St. Nikola Wind Farm’ employees keep guaranteeing the country’s energy security, following the measures undertaken to limit the risk of COVID-19

AES Bulgaria provided 8% of the energy consumed by the households and the business users between March 16 and 22, 2020. In the COVID-19 crisis situation in the first week of the state of emergency in Bulgaria, the AES facilities – TPP AES Galabovo and St. Nikola Wind Farm, generated a total 57 518 MWh of energy for the Bulgarian customers. In this way, even in times of crisis, TPP AES Galabovo and St. Nikola Wind Farm continue being of key importance for the energy security of the country.

For the period March 16 – 22, 2020, the most state-of-the-art TPP in the Balkans, TPP AES Galabovo generated 52 460 MWh of energy. This represents 7,3% of the overall energy consumed in Bulgaria in this period.

For the same period, the largest wind farm in Bulgaria, St. Nikola, generated 5 058 MWh of energy which is 0,7% of the energy, consumed in Bulgaria between March 16 and 22, 2020.

‘Understanding their responsibility to the society for the energy stability of the country, all employees of TPP AES Galabovo and St. Nikola Wind Farm keep performing their duties conscientiously, respecting all measures undertaken by AES Bulgaria and by the competent institutions to limit the risk of spread of COVID-19. We believe that only with common efforts and responsibility, we can overcome this crisis. Because together we are stronger’, said Ivan Tzankov, Managing Director of AES Bulgaria.

About AES Bulgaria

AES has been in Bulgaria since 2001 and is the largest investor in the energy sector for the past 30 years with investments exceeding EUR 1.6 billion. AES Bulgaria is the owner of the newest and most advanced thermal power plant in South East Europe – TPP AES Bulgaria, of the Waste Disposal Facility near the village of Obruchishte, as well as the majority owner of AES Geo Energy, which operates the largest wind farm in the country – “Saint Nikola” near the town of Kavarna.

To learn more, visit www.aes.bg. Follow AES Bulgaria in Facebook here: @AESBG and Youtube: AES Bulgaria.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 14 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2019 revenues were $10 billion and we own and manage $34 billion in total assets.

To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.