Energy Efficiency & Renewables 27 – 29.03.2018 sofia


The 14th South-East European Conference on Energy Efficiency & Renewables


Preliminary Program*

27 March 2018

09:45  Ceremony on Official Opening

10:00  First Panel
Cryogenic Energy Storage for Renewable Refrigeration and Power Supply
Session Chairs:
Judith Evans (CryoHub Project Coordinator, London South Bank University, UK) and Kostadin Fikiin (CryoHub Team Leader, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

  1. Energy storage projects in Horizon 2020 – Rémy Dénos (Directorate General for Energy, European Commission)
  2. Refrigeration sector and energy – Didier Coulomb (Director General, International Institute of Refrigeration)
  3. Cryogenic energy storage – engineering and socio-economic issues – Mohammed Youbi Idrissi (R&D Group Manager, Air Liquide, France)
  4. The CryoHub project – Judith Evans (CryoHub Project Coordinator, London South Bank University, UK)
  5. Prospects for CryoHub in Europe – refrigerated warehouse and renewable energy mappings – Paola Mazzucchelli (Secretary General, Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres)
  6. Cryogenic energy storage from a policy perspective – Jonathan Radcliffe (Policy Director, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham, UK)
  7. Energy storage in the Bulgarian power supply system – today and tomorrow Representative of the Bulgaria’s energy sector

13:30   Second Panel
Workshop: “Facing the Challenges of the New Energy Technologies”

Workshop Chair: Irina Terziyska  – European Labour Institute (ELI)
The workshop will present two innovative on-line training projects for the deployment of renewable energy sources in the building sector and for improving energy efficiency in the working spaces.

  1. Project GSS-VET – Geothermal and Solar Skills – Continuing Education and Training”, funded under the ERASMUS + Programme of the European Commission
    The project includes 16 partners from 4 countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece and Spain.  The Bulgarian partners are: European Labor Institute, Energy Center Sofia, Technical University Sofia, Chamber of Installation Specialists in Bulgaria
  2. Project SMARTEL – Smart Metering and Home Automation Technologies Re-Training for Electricians, funded under the Erasmus +  of the EC.
    The project includes partners from: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Spain. The Bulgarian partner is Sofia Energy Agency SOFENA.

28 March

Third Panel
Workshop of Euroheat & Power – the international network for district energy, promoting sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and beyond

District Heating and Cooling in the Energy Transition – Lessons learnt from European Projects

PLANHEAT Project: District Heating and Cooling in the Energy Transition

·           Implications of Recent EU developments (Clean Energy Package) and role of PLANHEAT (Eloi Piel, Euroheat & Power)
·           Transition to Renewables in DH systems, lessons from PLANHEAT (Marko Ruzik, PLANHEAT Project)
·           Solar DH Projects, lessons learnt from SDHp2m ( Inés Arias, SDHp2m)
·           Modernisation of Networks and Transition to Renewable Sources: Recent cases in South-Eastern Europe (Speaker TBC, ThermaFlex)