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Policies & Measures

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

Vulnerable consumers receive some protection against disconnection. First, they can request to delay payment on their electricity bills or to pay in installments. Second, they can choose to get a prepayment meter installed.Read more

The 'Social funds for energy management' finance energy renovation works for vulnerable households, such as insulation, central heating and efficient lighting. These funds are part of the regional action plans for housing for vulnerable households (PDALHPD), which include measures against energy...Read more

This measure provides financial assistance to households to pay their energy bills through a social tariff. Since 2016, it is automatically awarded to households receiving certain social benefits and to low income households. For household to qualify, the electricity and natural gas consumption...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

The social tariff is a reduced tariff for electricity and natural gas aimed at certain categories of vulnerable consumers. The measure is funded through levies on electricity and gas. The energy regulator (CREG) calculates the social tariff every six months on the basis of the lowest available...Read more

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