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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

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Target socioeconomic group
Target housing situation

This measure provides financial assistance to local governments to deliver energy efficiency programs targeted at energy-poor areas. This programme is related to the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes (HEEPS) with similar aims.Read more

This measure implements a bonus for the electricity bill for vulnerable households and also protects severely vulnerable households from disconnection. The recently approved Royal Decree 897/2017 substitutes the previous social tariff started in 2009 and sets new eligibility criteria.Read more

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Target socioeconomic group
Target housing situation

Vulnerable customors that recieve the social tariff for electricity also recieve the social bonus for heating. The amount of the bonus depends on the vulnerabilty level of the household and the climate zone the household lives in. In 2019, the the bonus for highly vulnerable households ranged...Read more

A social tariff is to be introduced in 2018 in Bulgaria or later (already being delayed, it was originally planned for 2017) with the new mechanism for protection of vulnerable consumers.Read more

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