Draft Agenda

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  FIRST DAY November 7th, 2011
10:00 – 10:05 Introduction
Dagfrid Hjorthol, chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bulgaria
Marek Suchowiejko, Advisor, Polish Embassy in Bulgaria
10:05 – 11:30 First Discussion Panel
  Policies for green growth and energy efficiency
  The new directive of the European Commission about energy efficiency and how Bulgaria will cover the new requirements?
Who and how could submit proposals for energy efficiency projects?
What are the financing options for energy projects and how the funds are being allocated?
Which European success stories towards higher energy efficiency could be adopted and implemented in Bulgaria?
  Liliyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
Traycho Traykov, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism
Markus Repnik, representative of the World Bank in Bulgaria
Daniel Berg, Director, EBRD in Bulgaria
Piotr Styczeń, Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Infrastructure
  Moderator: Ivanka Dilovska, Chair of the Management Board, Energy Management Institute
11:30 – 12:00  Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Second discussion panel
  Energy efficiency of municipalities and buildings
  How the energy efficiency policies can be included in a city development strategy?
Energy projects financial engineering
Energy efficiency and opportunities for the municipalities. Successful projects
What is an energy efficient building and passive houses? Energy passports
Green business buildings and the benefits from certification
  Energy efficiency in multi-family residential buildings under OPRD scheme, Dessislava Yordanova, Acting Head of Housing Policy Directorate, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
Financial engineering for the energy efficiency in multi-family residential buildings under OPRD scheme, Denitsa Nikolova, Director General "Programming of Regional Development" Directorate and Head of the Managing Authority of OPRD, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
Mariana Kuncheva, Executive DirectorUnion of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities
Arch. Georgi Kolarov, Chairman, Bulgarian Green Building Council
Alexandre Nedeltchev, Institutional Relations Manager, Dalkia Bulgaria
  Moderator: Dimitar Stoyanov, Energy efficiency expert and consultant,  Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Knowledge Management
13:30 – 14:30  Networking lunch
14:30 – 16:00   Third discussion panel
  How the business can be the forerunner in matters of energy efficiency in Bulgaria?
Successful projects
  Energy management and energy efficiency as a critical component of the international competitiveness of Bulgarian enterprises.
  Georgi Robev, Director Technological Srevices, IBM Bulgaria
Vasil Takev, Senior Sales ManagerABB Bulgaria
Hristo Hadjiev, Head of Product Management department, EVN Bulgaria
  Moderator: Nikola Gazdov, Chairman, Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association
16:00 Closing of Day 1
  SECOND DAY November 8th, 2011
09:30 – 10:00  Registration and welcome coffee, hosted by MARTIFER SOLAR
10:00 - 10:20 Keynote speech: Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Board Member and Spokesperson of the German Renewable Energy Federation
10:20 – 11:30  First Discussion Panel
  The New RES Act - regulations and market development
  Have the investments in RES increased, what are the predictions for 2012?
What are the challenges for grid interconnection of RES?
Determination of annual maximum grid capacities for interconnection of RES
The role of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission by the new RES Act
Challenges for grid operators and their effects on investors in RES
  Evgenia Haritonova, Member of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission
Dimitar Dimitrov, Manager, National Electric Company
Ivan Gyurovski, Dep. Executive Director Strategic Development, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria
Anatoly Simeonov, Manager, E.ON Bulgaria
  Moderator: Lidia Shuleva, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy; Consultant
11:30– 12:00  Coffee break, hosted by REC SOLAR
12:00 – 13:30 Second discussion panel
  Renewable Energy Sources - actual status and perspectives
  Transposition of the European energy policies in Bulgari. What is happening with the RES projects?
Who is winning and who is losing from the New RES Act
What is the reflection of the reduced terms for realization of RES projects implemented with the New RES Act on the investment process
Is the New RES Act good or bad – conclusions at the end of 2011
What should we expect in 2012 – 2013 – market development and foreseeable policies for supporting RES
The development of the Bulgarian Photovoltaic sector - what is happening and could we expect sustainable investments
  Nikola Gazdov, Chairman, Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association
Sebastian Noethlichs, Chairman, Bulgarian Wind Energy Association
Dimitar Zwyatkov, Senior lawyer at Pavlov and Partners Law Firm in cooperation with CMS Reich Rohrwig-Hainz
Stamen Yanev, Manager, Ernst & Young
  Moderator: Nikolay Minkov, Uconomics
13:30 – 14:30  Networking lunch, hosted by Canadian Solar
14:30 – 16:00  Third Discussion Panel
  Successful cases and investment projects
  Projects with a vision for 100% renewable energy sources
Hybrid Off-Grid Systems for а Sustainable Future
Financing of "green" investment projects
How the companies assess risk-profit ratio?
Development and realization of investment projects.
Photovoltaic rooftop installations – rising opportunities or new administrative barriers.
  Daniel Hahn, Senior Manager Project Development, REC Systems Germany
Ivo Tsachev, Manager, juwi Solar Bulgaria
Encho Hristov, Dipl. Ing. Head of Sales Department, International Power Supply
Vladimir Tabutov, Managing Director, Hydroenergy Company
  Moderator: Martin Ganev, Member of the Supervisory Board, BACB
16:00 Closing