Plovdiv Energy Agency

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP) is the first energy management agency established in Bulgaria under the SAVE II program of the European Commission.

Plovdiv Energy Agency

Founded in 2000 under the Save II program of the European Commission, the Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP), Bulgaria, is devoted to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of energy and to expanding the use of renewable energy.

In pursuing its agenda, EAP carries out feasibility studies, energy analyses, and energy project identification, development and management. Its priorities include: energy efficiency in buildings, EE and RES in SMEs, the development of sustainable energy communities and SECAPs within the EC’s Covenant of Mayors initiative, and energy/environmental education. Its services are utilized by governmental entities, the business community and consumers.

EAP has a strong history in running publicly funded projects (EU level) and has honed its expertise through developing and managing more than 60 RES and EE energy projects in partnership with national and international partner organisations. EAP has coordinated and led energy actions related to developing sustainable energy communities and concepts for positive energy blocks, piloting smart energy solutions (incl. BEMS, RES and battery storage, e-charging, etc.) and “energy neighborhood” campaigning among the citizens to raise their knowledge on the sustainable energy alternatives. EAP has conducted technical feasibility studies for introducing advanced energy technologies in support of energy actions for establishing positive energy blocks/districts. The EAP’s expertise covers deep energy, economic, and financial analysing, policy advice, project management, writing and promotion as well as consultancy for improving air quality and local energy systems (local authorities, private companies and citizens); RES application, including biomass to energy and bioeconomy; assistance for energy saving in public and residential buildings.

EAP is a long-standing member of the European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies (FEDARENE). EAP is also a founder of the Association of Bulgarian Energy Agencies (ABEA) that coordinates and unites the potential and experience of energy agencies and energy centers in Bulgaria. Together with ABEA more than 30 National Conferences were organized on sustainable energy topics. Strong partnership with Bulgarian Energy Forum is another asset characterizing the expertise in organizing energy related National events.

The work of EAP is based on a quality management system and a code of ethics signed by the staff, management board and associated experts. EAP operates under a well-established quality management system certified according to ISO 9001/ISO 14001.

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