POWER-E-COM Partner Meeting: Bulgaria Poised for Energy Community Growth

The POWER-E-COM project is thrilled to share a new YouTube video featuring Mariya Trifonova from the Black Sea Energy Research Center in Bulgaria!

This video explores the “Landscape Analysis” – a collaborative effort where project partners from six European countries analyze the national landscapes for energy communities. Ms. Trifonova sheds light on Bulgaria’s exciting potential for energy communities.

Early Stages, High Interest:

  • The concept of energy communities is relatively new in Bulgaria, but it has already sparked significant interest.
  • Municipalities, recognizing the financial benefits, are leading the charge in exploring this model.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are also showing strong interest, potentially drawn to the economic advantages.

Building a Strong Foundation:

  • Power-e-com actively engages with financial institutions, digital platform providers for crowdfunding, and policymakers.
  • Collaboration with policymakers is crucial as they develop the legislative framework and incentive structures for energy communities.
  • The project fosters knowledge exchange, drawing on best practices from neighboring countries like Greece.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • While the RED II Directive has been transposed into Bulgarian legislation, the regulatory framework for energy communities remains immature.
  • A key challenge lies in raising awareness and promoting the concept among the Bulgarian public.
  • Power-e-com aims to shift the focus beyond just economic benefits, highlighting the potential environmental and social advantages of energy communities.

Watch the full video on our YouTube channel and discover how Bulgaria is poised for a flourishing network of energy communities!

POWER-E-COM fosters collaboration and knowledge exchange to empower the creation of a sustainable European energy future!


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