Exhibition and Conference for SE Europe Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Section 2022, IEC, Sofia / Postponed: seeSUSTAINtec 2021

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


27 March 2018, Mussala Hall, Congress Center IEC Sofia

09:45  Ceremony on Official Opening

  • Yoana Hristova, Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality
  • Krasimir Zhivkov - Deputy Minister of Environment and Water of the Republic of Bulgaria *
  • Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria*
  • Didier Coulomb, Director General, International Institute of Refrigeration (headquartered in Paris)
  • H.E. Alberto A. M. Trueba - Ambassador of Argentina in Bulgaria
  • Ulrike Straka - Commercial Counsellor, Advantage Austria Sofia
  • Ambassador Traian Chebeleu - Deputy Secretary General, Permanent International Secretariat, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization


10:00 - 12:40  First Panel

11:00 - 11:20 Соffee Break (Vihren Hall)

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 - Stefan Sulakov (Head of ‘Energy Regimes’, Electricity System Operator EAD, Bulgaria).

13:30 - 15:30   Second Panel

14:30 Coffee Break (Mussala Hall)

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.

*The second session will be held entirely in Bulgarian.


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