Goals & Benefits

The main objective of the project "Demand Side Residential Energy Efficiency Through Gas Distribution Companies In Bulgaria" (Project DESIREE GAS) is to provide a dedicated and effective mechanism to support the gasification of Bulgarian households. Its specific objectives are:

  • To support gas supply and installation of high-efficiency boilers in about 10 000 households;
  • To save energy equivalent to 142,000 MWh per year;
  • To achieve additional energy savings of 70,000 MWh per year due to switching from coal, biomass and oil to natural gas because of higher combustion efficiency;
  • To save around 213kWh for every 2 BGN of grant for the average economic life of 15 years of the equipment installed;
  • To reduce GHG emissions by 70,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, or more than 1 mln. tons of carbon dioxide in the economic life of the equipment installed.

In broad terms the country gasification of households will contribute to the following:

  • Improving the security of electricity supply by saving direct use of electricity;
  • Increased energy efficiency in the heating and hot water supply.

These results will help to mitigate the effects of the closure of units 1-4 of Kozloduy NPP.

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The Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria (ME), in the framework of the National Programme for Accelerated Gasification (“National Programme for Gasification”), will use grant support provided by the KIDSF (Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund, managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), for the provision of incentives to households to connect to gas distribution networks.


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