The meeting involved large number of representatives of local and regional authorities, as well as stakeholders from Pazardzhik Province and the neighbouring provinces – Sofia and Plovdiv. Presentations of the project, together with the EPLACE Platform developed within the project were carried out by dipl.eng. Doychinov from REAP. A presentation of the regional programme on sustainable energy was done by a representative of the Pazardzhik Regional Administration – dipl.eng. Ivan Tilev. Mr. Nikolay Vangelov from Erato (a partner in Eplace project) presented the main activities of the company and its ESCO-projects implemented so far in other municipalities from Bulgaria. Mr. Georgi Simeonov from REAP presented the opportunities to fund energy efficiency projects before local authorities, and tools which could be used in order to assess such projects – Deliverable D3.7 of the project.
As according to the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Act, every local authority must develop and follow a local sustainable energy plan. The participating representatives of municipalities agreed that they can use the outcomes of the EPLACE project at implementation phase of those Plans. The event finished with a discussion between representatives of local authorities and experts on energy efficiency.