Bulgaria has the second-lowest price of electricity in Europe for the first time in a long time. The price of electricity in the segment “Day-ahead” with delivery on December 18 is only 178.87 euros per megawatt-hour or a decrease of 40.4%, BGNES reported.

According to the data of the Bulgarian Independent Energy Exchange, the electricity will cost BGN 349.84 tomorrow. Within the market segment “within the day” of the IBEX, the weighted average price of electricity today reached BGN 605.52 per megawatt-hour.

In Poland alone, electricity is cheaper on Saturday – 163.29 euros per megawatt-hour.

However, electricity prices across Europe remain at record highs, ranging between 237 and 315 euros.

The highest are in France (EUR 315.8), Spain (EUR 306.33), Portugal (EUR 306.33) and Belgium (EUR 304.33).

In the Balkan countries, on average, they will pay 100 euros per megawatt-hour more than in Bulgaria. For example, in Serbia electricity costs 261,408 euros, while in Croatia and Slovenia it is traded at 278.84 euros.