The EU Energy Council is deciding today how we will keep warm in the winter

The energy ministers of the EU member states are meeting today at an extraordinary meeting organized by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and dedicated to energy security.

At the meeting, it is planned to discuss measures against high energy prices and to present an assessment of the readiness of the Union for the upcoming winter.

At the center of the discussions are expected to be proposals to impose a ceiling on the price of Russian gas, as well as ideas to decouple the price of electricity from that of gas and seize excess profits from energy companies and compensate households and businesses with them.

Bulgarian Acting Minister of Energy Rosen Hristov will also take part in the meeting, confirmed for BTA from our department.

According to Reuters information, cited by BGNES, the European Commission proposes to all EU countries to reduce electricity consumption by 10% of the average monthly value for the last five years and by another 5% during peak consumption hours. During peak hours, European thermal power plants burn most of their gas, while at other times they use another generation capacity. In addition, the EC proposes to introduce electricity price caps of EUR 200/MWh for producers using other energy sources than gas, such as nuclear power plants, hydroelectric plants, and alternative energy sources.

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