The Sustainable energy development agency (SEDA) published a list of obliged parties under the energy efficiency obligation scheme (EEOS). The list contains the names of energy traders and traders of fuels and their designated individual targets for 2021:
The new EEOS, alongside with the alternative measures aim at achieving the national energy efficiency target, which is set in the National Energy and Climate Plan for the period 2021 – 2030.
At the end of 2020 the first stage of EEOS was completed with obliged parties being the traders of energy and fuels. The overall target of EEOS was not reached. Only 34% of the initial target for savings was achieved or a total of 707 GWh. Obliged parties under the EEOS were 98 companies and from them 41 have fulfilled their individual targets. If we look at the electricity traders, the execution is only 23% compared to the target set for them, with 10 companies meeting their obligations and 25 not. The list includes energy efficiency targets for electricity traders who are not active on the market anymore such as Future Energy, Arcadia Service, GVI and others. The state-owned companies – NPP Kozloduy and Bulgargaz have also not met their EE targets. The poor performance of the obliged parties under EEOS is an indicator of problems in the model of EEOS applied in Bulgaria. Stakeholders often complain of lack of funding, lack of interest by end customers and difficulties in directing company activities towards the implementation of energy efficiency projects.
The new phase of the energy efficiency obligation scheme starts from 2021 and will include the period till 2030, with obliged remaining the same – traders of energy and fuels. The model of EES remains almost unchanged, a difference is the percentage distribution of the overall target between the obliged parties.