National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Environmental and Energy Accounts" Department
Luba Yaneva - Renewable energy sources
Ivanka Tzvetkova - Electricity and heat
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2, P.Volov Str. Sofia 1038, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 621
+359 2 9857 590
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||18 March 2019|
|Metadata last posted||18 March 2019|
|Metadata last update||18 March 2019|
Energy balances of RES show data on resources, transformation and final consumption of energy from renewable sources. Includes detailed indicators for fuels used and produced fuels/energy from transformation processes. Final energy consumption is presented by economic activity groups (according to the used by Eurostat structure), which ensure international comparison of data.
Includes data from all producers, importers and exporters, and consumers of primary and transformed energy products of all economic activities of NACE-2008, in accordance with the Regulation (ЕО) № 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Data refer to renewable energy products, presented by three matrices:
For the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.
|Unit of measure|
Thousand tons of oil equivalent.
|Legal acts and other agreements|
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics and its amendments (consolidated version):
|Confidentiality - policy|
|Confidentiality - data treatment|
According Art. 25 of the Law on Statistics individual data are not published (they are suppressed). Dissemination of individual data is possible according to Art. 26 of the Law on Statistics.
Energy balances of RES are published according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute on 30 November of the year following the reporting year.
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Energy balances of RES are published on the NSI website, section Energy in accordance with the Law on Statistics (Chapter 5) and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and with aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
Energy balances for renewables are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Environment and energy - Energy - Renewable energy sources: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5016, as well as in information system for statistical information online requests - INFOSTAT, Environment and energy - Energy - Renewable energy sources: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/external/login.jsf
Information service upon request.
|Documentation on methodology|
Annexes A and B of the Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics and its amendments.
Data on balances of renewable energy products are comparable with the information prepared by the other member states as it is produced according to a unified methodology.
Information is used for analytical, forecasting and managing aims by Ministries and other agencies and organizations.
No information available for users of these data, as they have free access to the website of NSI.
No user satisfaction survey has been carried out for this dataset.
Data fully meet the requirements of the Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics in terms of the scope of energy products and structure of consumption.
|Accuracy and reliability|
Data are reliable, the accuracy is good.
Up to 5% error due to incomplete coverage of the respondents, wrong data declared by the respondents, missing data or measurement errors. The mechanism of verification includes editing of data.
|Timeliness and punctuality|
Data from respondents collected for the preparation of energy balances of RES are collected three months after the reporting year. Analysis, verification and preparation of the energy balances are carried till the end of November following the reporting year.
Data are published according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
Data are representative at national level and are comparable with the data of member states.
|Comparability - over time|
Data in time series are calculated using the unified methodology and are comparable over time with the data of member states. No break in time series, as first period is 2007.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
Revision is made in case of incorrect data - omissions or inaccuracies in data provided by the respondents.
|Data revision - practice|
Verification and data correction.
Main data sources for the compilation of the energy balances of RES are statistical surveys (included in the National Statistical Programme) for energy products by producers, importers and exporters, and consumers (non-financial enterprises composing a balance), as well as administrative information.
|Frequency of data collection|
Information is provided by conducting statistical surveys on energy products online or through electronic forms:
A comparative analysis of the data from respondents is made with the data from other statistical surveys, with administrative data and with data from the previous periods. Validated primary data are used for construction and preparation of energy balances of RES. Analisis, validation and correction of data is done for every energy balance separately and for all indicators. Difference between resource and consumption of every balance should be reduced below 5 %.
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