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Bulgaria, Netherlands to cooperate in energy efficiency

23 November 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy Lachezar Borisov, Netherlands’ Ambassador Willian Wan Ee and businesspeoeple in Bulgaria signed voluntary agreements for energy efficiency, a journalist of FOCUS News Agency reported. According to deputy minister of economy Lachezar Borisov Bulgaria has vowed participation in the project, which is a basic instrument for raising energy efficiency with the signing of letters of intent between the ministry and business associations in 2006.

Meeting under Second Phase of the project was hold on 10, 11 July 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Agenda of the meeting, PDF (70 KB)

List of the participants, PDF (53 KB)

Presentations and materials:

Administrative body proces management, PDF (38 KB)

Energy Potential Scan, PSD (78 KB)

LTA - Second Phase, PSD (176 KB)

Minutes of the workshop, PDF (156 KB) 


National workshops and training courses under the Second Phase of the project was hold in the period 14-16 March 2007 in Sofia.

You can find the agendas and all documents from the workshop on the links below:

Agendas:
Day 1: 14 March 2007
Day 2: 15 March 2007
Day 3 - morning sesion: 16 March 2007
Day 4 - afternoon sesion: 16 March 2007
 
List of the participants you can find here :
Day 1 (14 March 2007): Official Kick-off Meeting and for the initial meeting of Task Group II
Day 2 (15 March 2007): Initial meeting of Task Group I and training for energy potential scanning
Day 3 (16 March 2007): Initial meeting of Task Group III
 
Presentations and reports (in english) from the Secon National Workshop you can find here
 
Minutes from the workshops and training courses:
Minutes from 14 March 2007: Official Kick-off Meeting and for the initial meeting of Task Group II, PDF (93KB)
Minutes from 15 March 2007: Initial meeting of Task Group I and training for energy potential scanning, PDF (59KB)
Minutes from 16 March 2007: Initial meeting of Task Group III, PDF (70KB)
 
 
Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent is made between: 1. The Ministry of Economy and Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria, called hereinafter “MEE”, represented by Mr. Roumen Ovcharov
and
2. The Bulgarian Industrial Association, called hereinafter “BIA”, represented by Mr. Kamen Kolev
collectively referred to as the “Parties”.

Whereas:
- The increase of energy efficiency (EE) in the industrial sphere is a key factor for improvement of competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy, as well as of specific economic entities;
- The need of compliance with the national documents in the area of energy efficiency and with the requirements, resulting from the accession of Bulgaria to the EU;
- The Parties are ready to develop their cooperation for improvement of energy management and energy efficiency in industry, based on mutual respect and partnership, through implementation of existing and/or new good practices, established in the EU;
- MEE is the recipient of the results from a project, funded by the Netherlands and implemented by the State Agency for Innovations and Sustainable Development SenterNovem of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, for the development of a Bulgarian – specific scheme for implementation of Long-Term Agreements for improvement of energy efficiency (called hereinafter “LTA”;
- Business representatives have actively participated in the workshops, interviews and opinion surveys, performed in the framework of this project;
- The parties are willing to enter into cooperation for investigating the possibilities for pilot application of such LTA in Bulgaria

The Parties hereby agree:
- To work together for the development of Long – Term Agreements for improvement energy efficiency (LTA). Each specific LTA will be subject of negotiations between the MEE, from one part, and a respective company, member of BIA, from another part.
- During the LTA negotiations will be discussed: targets for energy efficiency improvements, to be achieved by companies, members of BIA; incentives and sustainable conditions, suitable for improvement of energy efficiency; monitoring of the implementation and other issues. During the preparation of LTA will be investigated the role of BIA in the process of conclusion and implementation of the LTA, as well as during the monitoring and the reporting of results.
- This Letter of Intent does not lead irrevocably to the conclusion of LTA, which in each specific case will be subject of mutual understanding between the LTA contracting parties.

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Third National Workshop under the project was hold on 21 July 2006 in Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Workshop programme, PDF (91KB)
 
List of the participants you can find here
 
Presentations and reports (in english) from the Secon National Workshop you can find here
 
Minutes of workshop, PDF (124KB)
 
Photos
 
 
Second National workshop under the project was hold on 17 May 2006 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
 
Workshop programme, PDF (73KB)
 
List of the participants you can find here
 
Presentations and reports (in english) from the Secon National Workshop you can find here
 
Minutes of workshop, PDF (113KB)
 
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