Overall assesment

There are no mentions of energy communities in Bulgaria's Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF), and it is highly unlikely that they will be featured in the REPowerEU chapter either. The RRF allocates up to EUR 10.4 billion for Bulgaria, an amount equivalent to 17 per cent of the country’s GDP. Of that amount, EUR 6 billion will be handed out in the form of non-repayable grants. The plan consists mostly of projects, the majority of which are needed and were planned long ago. Many of them will be co-financed by national private funds. The plan is structured in four pillars: Innovative Bulgaria (26 per cent of the total amount); Green Bulgaria (35.6 per cent); Connected Bulgaria (21.9 per cent); and Fair Bulgaria (16.5 per cent).