Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP)

Bulgaria, Plovdiv, South-Central Region

http://www.eap-save.eu

Regional Scope of the Network

Contact

Liyana Adjarova
Executive Director

E-Mail: liyana.adjarova@eap-save.eu
Telephone: +359 32 62 57 56
Mobil: +359 896 610 364

Network Profile

  • Energy and environmental analyses – energy – environment –climate change interaction, regional energy planning - development and monitoring of Covenant of Mayors SEAPs 
  • Energy education and training 
  • Development of Intelligent building energy systems and urban energy management systems
  • Development of EE and RES strategies, programs, action plans, concepts.
  • Development of air quality strategies, programs, action plans, concepts
  • Sustainable energy planning
  • Establishment of bio-regions establishment 
  • Solid Bio-fuels testing and certification
  • Air quality dispersion modeling and measurements

Network Focus

  • Pilot projects implementation in the field of innovative technologies in the field of bio-wastes for energy
  • bio-products
  • biofuels
  • joint commercialization activities
  • establishment of at least of two innovative bio-fuels/bio-energy installations

Network Members

  • Bulgarian energy agencies
  • members of Green Synergy Cluster and Bulgarian Energy forum
  • utilities
  • University of Plovdiv
  • Technical University
  • Professional School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Ministry of Environment and Waters
  • Ministry of Economics
  • Energy and Tourism

References

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP) where the Centre of Excellence should be establish, will be a coordinator of the project and is the participant organization from the low performing Member State.

Founded in 2000 under the Save II program of the European Commission, as a non-government organization EE and RES research organization the Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP), Bulgaria, is devoted to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of energy and to expanding the use of renewable energy. EAP carries out feasibility studies, energy and environmental analyses within the interaction economy-energy-environment-climate change, energy project identification, development and management EAP has considerable experience working in the field of biomass. EAP has been promoting the use of biomass in the form of pellets for heating and in the form of wood chips for larger installations for years now. The agency has good working relationships with producers of pellets, wood chips and pellet stoves and biolers, as well as with municipalities that are interested in using biomass for energy. EAP is a partner in the IEE funded project BioRegions where we have done a biomass feasibility study, analysis of potentials, supported installations, drafted Biomass utilization Action Plan, etc. As part of the project a region in the country was established, called a Bioregion, that strives to meet most of its energy needs through using biomass, including the utilization of CHP projects on biomass. EAP has also participated in the RES League project where it focused on and promoted biomass installations. EAP established a Technology Transfer Offices of Knowledge for Solid Biofuels Quality under the Operational Program “Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy” 2007-2013 (resources coming from the European Structural Funds). In addition, EAP is establishing an accredited laboratory for certification and testing of solid biofuels and compost. The laboratory will issue certifications for solid biofuels and will test their quality and characteristics.

Current Projects

Еnergy renovation of the Bulgarian Households
VerySchool www.veryschool.eu
MOBI www.mobi-project.eu
iUrban www.iurban-project.eu
REACH
Step2Sport
DATA4Action www.data4action.eu
Office of technology transfer of knowledge for solid biofuels quality
Office of technology transfer of knowledge for the air quality