Next year Bulgaria will take over the Presidency of EU. As we all witness dynamic changes in the energy development of the region and also throughout all Member States of the European Union and the world, the Conference will give the opportunity to a plethora of stakeholders to discuss energy related issues with impact on both the region and EU.
The event will also aim at assisting the Bulgarian government to elaborate the priorities it will bring forward during the presidency, at raising the awareness of the challenges we all face in the shore and medium term and bringing together various parties to share views on the proposed topics.
We expect to have leading prominent speakers from across European Institutions, state administrations responsible for energy development planning, entrepreneurs, national regulators, power producers and energy traders, technology supply companies, consultants, NGOs and other think-tank organizations to give presentations and discuss on the issues of energy planning, energy storage, market coupling, liberalization and regionalization, energy efficiency, renewables, ETS, energy innovations, climate change, challenges to conventional power generation (nuclear and coal), etc.
We would be more than glad to welcome all of you in Sofia!
The working languages of the Conference are Bulgarian and English, with simultaneous translation.
Ivan Hinovski, Programme director, Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum
Nikolay Minkov Srednogorie Industrial Cluster
Political message to the Conference
H.E. Ms. Temenuzhka Petkova,,Minister of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria and patron of the Conference
Delyan Dobrev, Chair of the Energy Committee, 44th National Assembly
Regional coupling and liberalization
The EC Concept for European Energy Union and its projection in South East Europe as CESEC places many questions and actions to be undertaken. Recent EU and ENTSO-E recommendations and plans for coupling and market liberalization will be discussed as well as the future of new investment strategy for new interconnections in the region to increase the interconnection capabilities.
Moderators: Energy Management Institute, Amb. Peter Poptchev Professional Energy Union Circle
Keynote speaker: Zhecho Stankov, Deputy Minister of Energy, Priorities for the Bulgarian presidency of EU in the field of energy
Ivan Ivanov Chairman of Energy Regulatory Commission – The 4th Energy package – expectations (challenges vs opportunities)
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Protection of vulnerable consumers in a liberalized market
Nikolay Minkov Executive Director, Srednogorie Industrial cluster, The European energy policy and the industrial competitiveness of Bulgaria.
Konstantin Konstantinov, Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange IBEX’s involvement in market coupling between the countries in SEE region and its integration to the rest of Europe.
Role of the nuclear, conventional and renewable generation, future of energy storage
The energy development planning methodology and principles will be topic of the discussions with accents on the results from recent plan for needed investments in new and replacement generation capacities. The low carbon economy will be considered as a part of energy development plans accounting for international agreements and recent European recommendations. The role of local power generation and energy storage will be topic of discussions, as well.
Konstantin Delisivkov, Bulgarian Federation of Industrial energy Consumers (BFIEC), Krassen Stanchev, IME
Olivier Marquette, AES, The role of lignitie-fired TPPs for energy security in Bulgaria
Vadim Titov, Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Future
Julian Popov, Fellow, European Climate Foundation, Role of the nuclear, conventional and renewable generation, future of energy storage
Xavier Faugeras, General Manager, Total E&P Bulgaria B.V., The vision of a European international energy company in a changing energy world – challenges and opportunities
Prof. Alexander Tassev, Economic Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Study results, scenarios for development of the Bulgarian energy sector
Prof. Bulat Nigmatulin, Institute of Energy Development, Russia, Bulgarian economy and energy development outlook for the medium term up to 2030
Boyan Rashev, Denkstatt Net effects of the requirements on TPPs pollutant emissions: How can a clean air law contribute to more pollution?
IT in the energy sector
New urban concepts and real achievements in intelligent cities and smart grids creation will be presented, in parallel with an assessment of expected future contribution of renewable electrical and heat energy generation and energy storage technologies. Real achievements in this area are expected to be presented
Doncho Barbalov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia, Nikolay Stoynev, Sofia City Council, Head of Economic Committee
Yoana Hristova, Deputy mayor, Sofia municipality, Sofia Municipality programme by 2020 for the air quality in the city. Goals and measures.
Maarten de Groote, BPIE, The dynamic role of buildings in the energy system
Ruska Boyadjieva, Deputy mayor, Burgas municipality, Successful policies on sustainable development and clean air in Burgas municipality
Marineta Nikolova, Head of Environmental policies and programs department, Burgas municipality, Successful policies on sustainable development and clean air in Burgas municipality
Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo municipality, Programme for sustainable development of Gabrovo municipality
Milena Agopian, Association of Bulgarian Energy Agencies, Modeling of scenarios – roadmaps of energy policy for better air quality in the Bulgarian cities
Ina Karova, Energy Agency – Plovdiv, Web-based platforms for intelligent urban energy management – good practices in Bulgaria
Role of domestic production, new sources and production technologies
The panel will discuss the progress on the announced projects for sources and routes diversification and the domestic production activities.
Illian Vassilev, Innovative Energy Solutions
Christo Kazandjiev, BEMF, Vision of BEMF on the options for effective diversification of the natural gas supplies in Bulgaria and the region
Teodora Georgieva, ICGB, Progress on the activities on ICGBt
Valentin Georgiev, GeoMarine Center Ltd., Marine gas hydrates – an Indigenous Resource of Natural Gas for Europe (MIGRATE PROJECT)
Climate change, future of ETS, innovations in energy and industry
The role of energy efficiency as a main stream of European energy policy will be in the centre of the discussions in this panel. Local and foreign good practices are expected to be presented with accent to energy savings and reduction of dust and other emissions into the environment. The recently announced changes in the intentions for revision of internationally adopted documents on the climate change require revisiting the European energy policies. The Bulgarian presidency of EC in 2018 will aim at creating grounds for discussion and adoption of an action plan to tackle the new challenges the European policy will face. Also discussed will be the ETS and the energy innovationsoderators:
Moderators: Ivaylo Alexiev, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Development Agency , Prof. Atanas Tassev, BEMF
Ellen Wasylina, IGMO, IGMO, Green Economy Policy strategies and implementation: innovation, efficiencies, jobs
Radoš Horacek, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, The 4th Energy Package – energy efficiency and renewable energy as priorities
Violeta Hristova, EMICERT, Recent developments in ETS and expected impact on power producers
Yavor Vassilev, CO2 Cards, Voluntary emissions markets, carbon offsetting and corporate social responsibility
All representatives of participating parties and institutions and the corporate sector will be given an opportunity to share ideas and make proposals to the document. The Organizers/the Program Director will draft a written compilation of these conclusions and will send it to all participants for information.
Download the English version of the agenda
Registration form in English in .DOC format
Download the Bulgarian version of the agenda
Registration form in Bulgarian in .DOC format
The participation fee is 480 BGN (240 Euro) with VAT per person to be paid by 10 November 2017, which covers all organizational expenses, coffee breaks, the reception and copy of conference proceedings.
There is 20% discount of the participation fee for early registration until 05 October 2017.
The fee should be paid through bank transfer with the mark “Bulgaria before the EU Presidency’2018:
New energy policies” to the following bank account of the organizer:
The invoices could be provided by courier on the address or to be handed over on place during the event
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Event Address: Sofia Inter Expo Center, Bulgaria