The electricity market in Bulgaria is currently dominated by the last phase of liberalisation - the entry of small business and household clients into the free market.
The deadline for small business clients to choose a supplier on the free market expired on 1 October 2020. However, in case that until 30 September 2020 a small business client has not concluded a contract with an electricity trader on the free market, the supply of electricity will be carried out by its current supplier in its capacity of electricity trader. Such supply is to be performed under a standard form of contract approved by the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission with a fixed term from 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021.
As from 1 July 2021, small business clients, which have not yet selected an electricity trader on the free market, will be supplied with electricity by last resort suppliers.
The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission is further obliged to establish and maintain a platform for comparing electricity supply offers. The platform is meant to be a unified, central, public web-based information system providing access to up-to-date information on electricity supply offers. End customers with expected annual consumption below 100,000 kWh have free access to the platform for comparing electricity supply offers, including offers for contracts with a dynamic electricity price.