Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania NEK
Industry Electricity
Founded 1991 (1991)
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Key people
Petar Iliev (CEO)
Products generation and trade of electrical energy
Revenue US$1.5 billion (2006)
Owner Bulgarian Energy Holding
Number of employees
15,000 (2006)
Subsidiaries HPP Branch, Dams and Cascades Branch

Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) (Bulgarian: Национална електрическа компания ЕАД) is a single-owner joint-stock electric company headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgarian Energy Holding is the holder of the capital of NEK.

The main scope of activities of NEK are generation of electrical energy, purchase and sale of electrical energy, import and export of electrical energy. NEK is the owner of 30 hydro and pumped storage power plants with a total installed capacity of 2713 MW. Most of the hydro power is generated within four hydropower cascades: Belmeken-Sestrimo-Chaira; Batak, Vacha, and Dolna Arda. All are used to cover peak loads, and to regulate the grid system.

NEK is a holder of hydro (HPP&PS) generation license, electricity trading license and public power supply license, all issued by SEWRC.

NEK, through its branch Dams and Cascades, manages 40 dams and the total capacity of the storage reservoirs operated by NEK represents 50.1% of the total controlled water resources of the country.[1][2] .[3]


  1. "Bulgaria Consolidates Five Energy Companies into Holding". Sofia News Agency. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  2. "Bulgaria announces birth of energy giant with new holding company". Power Engineering. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  3. "Bulgaria to list up to 15 per cent of energy holding, subsidiaries". The Sofia Echo. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
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