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Round table “The development of electricity networks – European and national trends and problems”


Energy Management Institute




09.30 – 13.30


Participation in the event is free, but for better organization we expect registration.

The Energy Management Institute (EMI) is organizing a Round Table on the topic “THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRICITY NETWORKS – EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL TRENDS AND PROBLEMS.

The event is in-person. The working languages are Bulgarian and English with provided translation.

SPEAKERS (confirmed participation):

  • Kristian RUBY — Secretary General, EURELECTRIC;
  • Costis Stambolis – Chairman & Executive Director, IENE (Institute of Energy for South-East Europe);
  • Prof. Atanas Georgiev, PhD – Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”;
  • Executives from electricity distribution operators groups in Bulgaria.


The main purpose of the discussions is to present up-to-date views on the actual state of electricity networks, including from the point of view of changes in the European and national legal and regulatory framework.

Within the event, the latest data on best practices in other Member states of the European Union will be presented, as well as on problems that have arisen, particularly from the perspective of the renewable energy capacities connection to the grid.

The topic will also be considered in the context of the regional electricity market development.

In the light of the national dimensions of the network development issue, a critical review of the Recovery and Resilience Plan and the Integrated Energy and Climate Plan will also be made.

Based on the discussions, specific proposals will be prepared regarding the updating of these frameworks, which will be presented to the state institutions accordingly.

Representatives of state institutions, the diplomatic corps, companies, business associations, experts, etc., are invited to participate in the Round Table. Confirmed participation of the Chairman of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission in Bulgaria prof. Ivan Ivanov and Deputy Minister of energy Mr. Elenko Bozhkov.

The event is open to the media.


For operational issues, please write us at emi@emi-bg.com or at vesela.katreva@emi-bg.com.