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.

In the news

Discover “Qualrenovate”, a building renovation platform

Discover “Qualrenovate”, a new platform for buildings renovation created in the frame of QualDeEPC

All you need to know about energy and climate data: apply now to the ENERGee WATCH programme!

Apply to the 2nd edition of the ENERGee WATCH programme on energy & climate data collection, monitoring and visualisation

Takeaways from the QualDeEPC roundtable on recommendations in light of the EPBD recast

Following the publication of the EPBD recast in December 2021, QualDeEPC adapted its draft policy recommendations and presented during the QualDeEPC roundtable on February 3rd, 2022.

Call for ideas to the women of renewable energy!

Participate in a project for women-led business ideas in the field of Renewable Energies for heating and cooling.

Join InventAir to fight energy poverty and air pollution

Launch of the InventAir project whose major aim is to explore the multiple environmental and climate impacts of energy poverty by focusing on the development and implementation of clean air and energy poverty policies in Eastern European countries.

Addressing energy poverty in South-East Europe: Project REACH

Discover REACH, a project implement by EAP Plovdiv and other EU partners to empower energy poor households in Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia to save energy and water, while at the same time establishing energy poverty as an issue that demands tailor-made structural measures.