European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment



EAP - Енергийна агенция – Пловдив

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139 Ruski Bld, 4th floor,  P. O. Box 364
BG - 4000 Plovdiv
Tel: + 359/ 32 62 57 56
Fax: + 359/ 32 62 57 54
E-mail: Liyana.Adjarova@eap-save.dir.bg, eap@eap-save.eu
Website: www.eap-save.eu

Director: Liyana Adjarova
Project Coordinator: Bogdana Bogdanova

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The Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP), Bulgaria, is the first energy management agency established in Bulgaria under the SAVE II program of the European Commission (EC). It is now one of the few such agencies established in Central and Eastern Europe following the decision of the EC in 1999 to expand the program to our region. The EC and others have considered EAP a huge success in the country and in the region since its inception in 2000. EAP is continuing its activities promoting energy efficiency and clean energies, as well as identifying and developing new energy projects. Energy Efficiency (EE) is a new concept in Bulgaria; supply side issues used to be the main topic for discussion on the national agenda. A success was shifting the focus to the demand side of energy, bringing attention to energy consumption issues within the community and providing practical ways for individuals, communities and businesses to improve their energy management.

Priorities and Programmes

Covenant of Mayors and Sustainable Energy Communities
EAP develops action plans for sustainable energy development
EAP promotes RES, the use of local resources, and implementation of EE measures

EE and RES in SMEs
EAP conducts energy audits and provides advice on reducing energy costs
EAP develops financing projects in the framework of funds and international financing programmes

EE and RES for Buildings
EAP conducts energy audits, studies and concepts
EAP promotes and assists in switching from fossil fuels to high-technology RES installations for heating and cooling
EAP facilitates financial contracting from third parties
EAP advocates the construction of "green" buildings

Mobility Management
EAP develops regional strategies, policies and action plans on mobility management for companies and municipal and regional authorities
EAP introduces alternative means of transport
EAP develops car-sharing schemes
EAP provides training in mobility management for companies, municipalities and NGOs
EAP conducts evaluations of mobility management projects

Energy Education
EAP develops and adapts educational materials for students and teachers
EAP carries out educational and informational campaigns
EAP integrates eco-energy knowledge and skills into teaching materials and plans

Eco-Energy Planning and Development
EAP creates municipal strategies, programmes and plans for EE
EAP undertakes studies of RES potential
EAP creates municipal plans for the encouragement of the use of RES and biofuels
EAP develops and updates municipal plans and programmes for air-quality management
EAP updates municipal programs aimed at preserving the environment

Expertise and Consultation
EAP provides technical advice on project implementation and assistance in the development of projects
EAP offers training and activities for municipalities, businesses and NGOs

Project Development
EAP conducts pre-project and pre-investment studies
EAP offers assistance in securing investments in innovative projects
EAP helps clients apply for, negotiate the terms of, and manage projects
EAP monitors project implementation
EAP advises project stakeholders

HIGHLIGHT

  Publication:

Bulgarian Elecric Power Industry Development and Social Costs [BG]