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INDUSTRIAL MARKET

6

SEE INTERVIEW

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!".