AES Bulgaria is the largest foreign investor in Bulgaria´s energy sector over the last 30 years, and we are committed to the stabilization of the country’s energy sector and energy independent through our diversified power generation facilities.
The Saint Nikola wind farm, owned by AES Geo Energy, a joint venture between AES and Geo Power, is the largest wind farm in Bulgaria with a capacity of 156 MW. St. Nikola is the backbone of the Integrated Early Warning System for Bird Protection, which complies with the European requirements for the preservation of wild birds. The integrated system minimizes the risk of bird collisions with the rotating parts of the wind turbines by stopping single turbines or the entire wind farm and implements a monitoring program during the risk periods for species of protection significance.
AES Bulgaria is a key player in AES’ digital transformation, remotely managing the operations of AES Netherlands’ Advancion® energy storage system, officially unveiled in 2016. The array, located in Vlissingen, enables greater levels of renewable energy integration, enhances grid reliability and reduces costs by providing fast response balancing services to the electric grid.
We are invested in Bulgaria’s energy future, today and tomorrow. With an estimated investment of nearly EUR 1,3 billion, the 600 MW net TPP AES Galabovo represents the newest and most modern power plant in Southeast Europe. The plant’s waste disposal facility uses the most advanced and environmentally-friendly storage and preservation technology.
All of our activities are directed by AES’ values – Safety First, Highest Standards and All Together. Putting these values into action means that we’re not only committed to accelerating a greener energy future in Bulgaria, but making impacts in our communities through social development within a diverse set of corporate social responsibility programs, complying with the most environmental standards to maintain a resilient and healthy, and sustainable economic growth through job creation within the communities where we work.