Bulgaria halts power exports due to cold snap
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REUTERS photoBulgaria will halt exports from local power generators from Jan. 12 to ensure sufficient electricity supplies after freezing temperatures led to an increase in power demand, the energy ministry said.
The Balkan country will not limit power transit through its territory, the ministry said on Jan. 10.
Freezing winter weather has put pressure on southeast Europe power supplies and Greece banned power exports as of Jan. 11, the ministry said.
A mid-winter icy spell and snowstorms have gripped central and southeastern Europe for days, and parts of Greece have been covered in rare snow with temperatures dipping to -20 degrees Celsius this week. Snow also fell in Athens.