Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has successfully defended Port of Burgas before Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court against electricity distribution operators Elektrorazpredelenie Yug and EVN Bulgaria Elektrosnabdyavane.
The case was brought against Port of Burgas in its role of commercial grid consumer by an electricity distribution operator.
According to the firm, "the Supreme Administrative Court fully upheld the previous decision of the Sofia City Administrative Court that consumers connected to the electricity network at medium voltage level can choose whether to be connected to the electricity distribution or transmission system operator, subject to the relevant technical conditions. The decision of the Supreme Administrative Court complies with European Union and national law, as well as with the instructions given by the Court of Justice of the European Union."
"In its decision, the Court concluded that 'the consumer Port of Burgas should be considered a consumer directly to the electricity transmission network, as it is practically connected to a medium voltage system, which is part of an electrical substation the scope of activity of the transmission network,'" the firm informed.
The Georgiev, Todorov & Co. team included Partners Miglena Peneva and Mariya Derelieva and Senior Associate Ivan Tserovski.