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The projects aims at the development and evaluation of mitigation/adaptation policy portfolios and a...
The electricity generated from renewable energy sources will play an important role in reachi...
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The projects aims at the development and evaluation of mitigation/adaptation policy portfolios and at the prioritization of research needs and gaps for twelve countries - Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, characterized as emerging. The achievement of these aims is ensured through : Evaluation of available data and information, Choice and implementation of models, Scenarios and po...
The electricity generated from renewable energy sources will play an important role in reaching Bulgaria's target of 16% RES share in the final energy consumption by 2020. The Bulgarian regulatory policy supports this process, but nevertheless there are substantial legislative, regulatory, economic and technical difficulties, creating tension among the investors, the grid, and the consumers and this delays the development of RES-e. The goal of the project is to accelerate and make ...
To ensure that Bulgaria can continue to successfully grow RES, and fulfil its obligations under the European Union’s Directive 2009/28/EC, EBRD contracted the consultant to work with the Bulgarian Government to develop, adopt, and submit the Renewable Energy Action Plan (“REAP”) required under Article 4 of the Directive. The REAP fulfiled the following requirements set out in the Directive: Lay out an indicative trajectory tracing a path towards the achievement of the final...
In South-East Europe (SEE), the transfer, experimentation and consolidation of know-how related to the use and production of energy, following a good planning and employing the appropriate management methods, are important for the improvement of the energy balances of the countries. The ENER-SUPPLY project will assist the local authorities in these activities, particularly in relation to the utilization of renewable energy sources (RES) and the implementation of energy efficiency (...
The objective of the IDEAL EPBD project is to contribute to increasing the effect of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) for existing private dwellings, by defining and disseminating policy recommendations. Within IDEAL EPBD the following activities are foreseen: Monitoring the first results of labelling of existing, privately owned dwellings (<1000 m2) under the EPBD, through in-depth interviews and electronic questionnaires among dwelling owners in 10 differe...
A main objective of the Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services (ESD) is to stimulate the market for energy services and for the delivery of other energy efficiency improvement measures to final consumers. In order to achieve this objective, the ESD gives a special role to energy distributors, distribution system operators and retail energy sales companies. On the other hand, there are different types of "pure" energy service companies (ESCOs) in the marke...
EnviroGRIDS aims at developing a Black Sea Catchment Observation System that will store, analyze, visualize and disseminate information on past, present and future states of the region to assess and predict its sustainability and vulnerability. A gap analysis will identify specific areas where most efforts are needed. As climatic and hydrological changes are of concern, their impacts on several societal benefits areas of the Group on Earth Observation will be evaluated, namely on environment and...
SUSPLAN seeks to bring awareness to and solutions for the coming environmental and energy challenges facing the European community. SUSPLAN focuses on developing strategies, recommendations, and benchmarks for the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) by 2030-2050 within an Europe-wide context. Against this background, SUSPLAN performes a multi-dimensional approach by assembling legislative, policy, business, economic, environmental, and energy professionals together towards addressing t...
The core objective of the project was to derive an action plan for implementing effective least-cost policy strategies for the EU, specific countries & regions, to achieve a significant increase in innovative alternative fuels (AF) and corresponding alternative more efficient automotive technologies (AAMT) to head towards a sustainable individual & public transport system. The derived objectives included: Documentation of lessons learned from historic & current develop...
The objective of the ASTECH project was to support the development of industrial manufacturers and engineering companies of heating and cooling systems (including energy storage) by introducing more renewable energy sources in their technology: solar thermal, biomass and heat pumps. The main technical goal of the project was to set-up Technology Resource Centres in Europe, with the aim of building bridges between the technology providers (research centres, architects, local actors, etc.). ...
The SOLID-DER project consisted of the following activities: Identification, evaluation and assessment of the critical developments, innovations and findings in EU R&D on large-scale integration of distributed energy resources (DER), consisting of RES and CHP. It concerned particularly developments in the field of legislation, regulation, support policies and market access. But it also concerned solutions for challenges posed by intermittency or/and large scale supply of wind powe...
The aim of PROMITHEAS-2 was to establish a network of research entities focusing on national and EU priorities in energy and climate policy and mobilizing the regional scientific potential. The project: Defined the most promising fields of collaboration in Energy and Climate Policy research among the countries of the region and with the EU; Identified suitable regional stakeholders and scientific potential for the establishment of a training and informative mechanism aime...
The main objective of the project was to expand the market for energy efficient street lighting. That was achieved by active procurement performed by the involved street light owners themselves and by provoking and participating in further development of standards and legislation that take into account the new options. Further, by communicating to the market players the customers needs, accelerated more cost effective solutions and administrative tools for optimised design and operation of t...
The project focused on disseminating, extending and applying the Motor Challenge Programme (MCP) tools through national programmes in Eastern European Countries (new member countries and candidate countries), aiming to build capacity and to raise awareness of policy makers and industry in new member countries through: Dissemination, through a comprehensive programme of technically sound publications, seminars, show cases projects, training courses and communication through websites f...
The objective of the RESHAPE project was to contribute to the implementation of the EU buildings directive (EPBD) and to assess in practice how the EPBD can contribute to overcome barriers for renovation of social housing. With the RESHAPE project, a consortium of stakeholders in social housing has: Demonstrated preparation for implementation of the EPBD by planning and testing the integration of energy performance certification in operational processes and services. Tested ...
The ROSH objective was to promote energy efficient and sustainable retrofitting of social housing in the partner regions Lower Saxony (Germany), Styria (Austria), Dublin (Ireland), Warmia-Mazuria (Poland), Lombardia and Piemonte (Italy) as well as in Bulgaria. ROSH wished to expand the market for advanced energy-efficient retrofitting solutions at the same time with increasing comfort levels and the quality of life for tenants. The project aimed at influencing the decision-making process for...
The project goal was to contribute to the secure and economical integration of Distributed Generation (DG) to the grids in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. This was translated into the following particular objectives: To investigate the effect of the large-scale implementation of DG on the distribution grid operation. To identify design and operational principles and technical measures required for large-scale integration of DG to the grid. To estimate the economic para...
KIDSF through EBRD provided funds to Bulgaria for rehabilitation of selected public building and street lighting of selected municipalities. In the framework of these projects BSREC performed the following tasks: - Elaborated the Technical Specifications of the Public Building Sub-Projects and the Street Lighting Sub-Projects, which became part of the tender documents for the selection of the Contractor/s for implementation of the Public Building Sub-Projects and the Street Lighting Sub-Pro...
The project aimed at supporting the collaboration of NGOs and research institutions from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and FYR Macedonia in the renewable energy field, with a special emphasis on the involvement of NGOs in the Seventh EU Framework Programme. The main activities included identification and assessment of the NGOs research needs in the field of RES; identification of the research areas in the field of RES of a common interest for NGOs and research institutions; promotion of FP7 to ...
The ACCESS project addressed small-scale technologies that utilise biomass and solar energy for heating and hot-water supply in dwellings with individual and local heating systems in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. The project objective was to contribute to the large-scale market penetration of these technologies. The particular activities for the achievement of this objective included: development of a virtual market network; systematization of the b...
The objective of the EEBD action was to contribute to the take-off of the European Directive 2002/91/EC through preparation of a Web based dynamic vocational Tool. The action covered the identification of the vocational training needs in the EU regions, the development of the training material and the development of the electronic tool providing a suitable mean to obtain the technical competence that allows better understanding and use of the Directive 2002/91/EC and relevant national regul...
The DIGENAS objectives were to identify the success factors and barriers and the research priorities for decentralised generation and RES integration in Bulgaria and Romania, and to analyse the policy implications for establishing the appropriate frameworks. The project aimed at contributing to the development of the European Research Area by analysing the current distributed generation situation and the prospects in two of the Associated Countries. Another key activity of the project was the pr...
The objectives of the REHES project were: To identify optimal low-cost and efficient technologies that utilize renewable energy sources (RES) for heating and hot-water supply in the studied buildings, on the basis of the EU experience; To involve more actively the market actors, both from the concerned countries and from the EU, in the transfer and distribution of these technologies; To propose measures that would remove the barriers to the penetration of the optimal te...
The update of the Bulgarian National Energy strategy reflected the new trends in EU energy policy and created a long-term framework for development of the Bulgarian energy sector. BSREC (as the only contractor) completed all activities: Assessment of the implementation of current Energy strategy Assessment of the impact of the regional energy market and EU common energy market on the development of the Bulgarian energy sector Assessment of existing institutional setup and ...
The aim of the project was to develop cost competitive and environmentally friendly solutions for small and medium-scale biomass fuels production, distribution and use in the residential sector and SMEs in the WBC (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). It focused on the identification of opportunities to encourage the production and utilization of chips, pellets and briquettes through regulative, administrative and in...
The project "Extend Accredited Renewables Training for Heating" (EARTH) developed installer training courses for small-scale biomass, ground-source heat pump (GSHP) and solar water heating (SWH) systems. The countries, participating in the action were Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, Finland and the UK. In the beginning, the existing training programmes and training providers as well as the training infrastructure in different countries were revie...
The core objectives of GreenNet-Europe can be summarized as follows: Derivation of least-cost strategies, best-practise criteria and policy recommendations for large scale RES-Electricity grid and market integration. Consideration of different unbundling, cost allocation and cost remuneration principles and policies in this context, taking into consideration also the heterogeneity of legislation and regulation in the different European countries. Identification of existi...
The RECOVER Project was a one-year specific support action, carried out by a consortium of seven research institutions and agencies, funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme. The goal of the Project was to contribute to the sustainable energy development in the Western Balkan Countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro), by promoting the utilization of Renewable Energy Sources. The f...
The object of the project represented a multitude of buildings varying in architectural features, age, function and use, as well as in respect to the application of energy transform technologies for heat supply, space heating and air-conditioning. The activities performed by BSREC included: Preparation of a short-list of sub-projects, including: Review and analysis of the long list of proposed sub-projects for energy efficiency measures in public buildings; Proposal of indicators for...