We are preparing a series of specialized
seminars for architects and engineers
eng. Mihael Deliyski,
General Manager, Energoeffect Consult
Mr. Deliyski, could you please present Ener-
goeffect Consult's exact scope of activity to
the readers of the South-East European In-
dustrial Market magazine?
Energoeffect Consult is a consulting company for the prep-
aration and implementation of energy efficiency and renew-
able energy sources projects. Our highly qualified and ex-
perienced team of experts and a wide range of technical
resources help us perform top quality energy audits and an-
alyze the potential for application of renewable energy. Our
portfolio consists of energy audits for industrial facilities, res-
idential buildings, hospitals, kindergartens, and schools.
In some of the major projects carried out by our teams,
Energoeffect Consult acted as a national consultant of the
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works as part
of a consortium in the realization of the project "Energy ren-
ovation of Bulgarian homes". Energoeffect Consult was a
supervisor on behalf of the Ministry of Energy in the imple-
mentation of the project "Improving energy efficiency in 171
public buildings", funded by the Kozloduy Fund and the
EBRD. We have advised the EBRD and Raiffeisen Bank in
a project for financing of energy efficiency measures in small
and medium-sized enterprises.
Metropolitan Trucking Ltd., Herti AD, Alcomet, Transvagon,
Coca Cola, Biovet, M-Plast, Enco plastic, Emma 90, Monolith,
Bakery TIMS, Boda style, and others, are only a small part of
the company projects that we have taken part in.
After the implementation of energy efficiency measures we
perform surveillance monitoring to assess the real impact of
these measures. We have many years of experience in the
field of modern technologies and evaluating opportunities for
improving energy efficiency in all aspects of the economy. As
leading lecturers in the trainings "Intelligent energy consump-
tion and energy efficiency" within SEDA "Renewable Energy",
"Energy efficiency in SMEs in the Western Balkans" within the
Balkan Small Business Association, and "European Energy
Manager" (EUREM) under the umbrella of WIFI - Bulgaria,
our experts performed practical approach methods in the ap-
plication of renewable energy sources and shared various
tools to improve energy efficiency.
Very successful for us was the project "Improving the knowl-
edge and skills of the administration in the field of energy effi-
ciency measures and renewable energy", which was funded
by the EEA Financial Mechanism. Together with VUZF, the
Balkan Small Business Association and the Norwegian part-
ner Norsk Energy, Energoeffect Consult provided its know-
how to a large number of specialists from different state insti-
tutions and municipalities. The greatest rewards in conduct-
ing a series of trainings within this project were the full halls
and the satisfaction of the participants who highly appreciated
the practical methods used by our team to clarify roughly tech-
nical issues in the field of energy efficiency and renewable
energy. What makes us different from the rest of the compet-
ing consulting companies in Bulgaria is the fact that our pro-
fessionalism is rooted in our long-term practical experience.
We are able to present rough engineering topics in a funny
and easy to understand way.
As a result of the implementation of this project, we far
exceeded predefined indicators. We are pleased to hear
from participants that after the trainings led by our experts
they have changed their attitude to the problems related to
energy efficiency and renewable energy and as a result of
newly acquired knowledge they will be able to make new
and successful projects.
Except for the abovementioned project we have several years
of working actively in the Balkan countries and partnering with
local experts from the countries in South East Europe.
This year you participated in a couple of
major industry events. Thesewere thework-
shops on energy saving organized by the
Balkan Small Business Association (BSBA)
- tell us more about their main purpose and
your role within it.
The workshops on energy saving measures in the compa-
ny were organized by the Balkan Small Business Associa-
tion in its effort to support the needs of the small and medi-
um-sized enterprises in South Eastern Europe. They lay only
the foundations for a wide-ranging activity in this field in the
region. The Workshops are part of a series of workshops
that promote the successful implementation of energy sav-
ing measures in the company for the purpose of less energy
consumption and more environmentally-friendly policies.
The workshops were organized in Sofia, Pristina and Chi-
sinau within the European GO GREEN initiative and accord-
ing to the latest European directives and legislation related
to the implementation of the EU Strategy 2020.
The main objective was to share Energoeffect Consult's
long experience in coordinating projects for energy efficien-
cy and to prevent the participants, state and municipal ex-
perts, as well as industry representatives from potential mis-
takes in the implementation of future projects.
The lecturer, Mr. Mihael Deliyski inspected several enter-
prises from the region of Chisinau and Pristina in order to
make direct observations on the energy management of
their facilities. He presented his conclusions and practical
recommendations to the participants at the workshops.
The workshops on energy saving were held
inKosovo andMoldova respectively. Do you
plan on participating in similar seminars in
other Balkan and European countries?
Energoeffect Consult along with the BSBA has been
working on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable
energy for several years now in the Western Balkan coun-
tries. This is just the beginning and after meetings with
local experts we have found significant potential for joint
projects. Together with our partners from the Balkan coun-
tries we are preparing a series of specialized seminars for
architects and engineers in Kosovo, Albania, Moldova,
Serbia, and Macedonia.
Other than theeducationalworkshopsyou're
actively takingpart in,what other projectsdo
you have planned for the current year?
Of course, our strength lies in the actual implementation of
energy efficient measures. As I already mentioned the sem-
inars are just the beginning. We are preparing specific
projects for implementation of energy efficiency measures
in buildings and industrial facilities.
What are your observations on the current
state of the renewable market in Bulgaria?
After a sharp decline in feed-in tariffs for "green" energy the
interest in these projects has decreased sharply. Now the inter-
est in waste (domestic, agricultural and industrial) management
projects is gaining speed once again. The big danger is to re-
peat former mistakes, as for example, to build mega-projects
and installations that have to import waste from abroad. It is a
must to change our way of thinking and to start building a one-
way road of energy - from large power plants to consumers,
towards many local plants and direct energy use on site.
Are companies generallymore interested in
energy efficiency audits?
Interest in energy efficiency audits is determined mainly
by legal obligations and specific European projects. Our goal
as consultants on energy efficiency is to help our customers
realize the huge potential for reducing energy costs and in-
creasing competitiveness through conscious use of the ser-
vices of companies like ours.
Energoeffect Consult is in constant search for innovative
schemes in the energy efficiency sector. Out most com-
mon advice to our customers is that "The cheapest energy
is the saved energy!".