Green Transition

Solar Academy participates in the third edition of the largest forum for the green transition in CEE countries 2023

Dr. Eng. Veselin Todorov, the founder and chairman of the Association “Solar Academy Bulgaria,” participated in a round table during the third edition of the Green Transition event.

In his capacity as the Chairman of the Management Board of the Association “Solar Academy Bulgaria,” Dr. Eng. Veselin Todorov took part in the round table to discuss issues and proposals from businesses in the renewable energy sector. During the discussion, he put forward several proposals, including:

Establishing a rapid, accessible, and administratively streamlined process for installing photovoltaic plants on the roofs and facades of multi-family residential buildings.

Introducing the NET METERING mechanism, which would allow consumers generating their own energy but unable to store it, to utilize the generated electricity at any time.

Rectifying Ordinance 6 concerning the connection of energy producers and customers to transmission or distribution networks. The current regulation does not align with new technologies, often hindering the connection of renewable energy sites.

Creating a mechanism to safeguard investments in renewable energy. Ambiguities in procedures, outdated legal provisions, and varying interpretations by different institutions and energy distribution companies lead to delays, non-realization, or financial losses for investors.

Reforming the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources (REEE) and introducing minimum standards and requirements for RES installers (such as photovoltaic plants) in Bulgaria. This includes categorizing plants based on type, installation method, and capacity. Establishing a professional register of renewable energy installers in Bulgaria and a register of built photovoltaic plants to ensure safe maintenance of the power transmission system.

Advocating for policies and effective mechanisms that encourage training and career opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Prioritizing state support for schools and universities providing education for RES specialists. Identifying renewable energy specialties and professions.

This year, the Green Transition forum’s organizers expanded the dialogue to focus on the necessity for cooperation and connectivity among Central and Eastern European countries in the transition to low-carbon economies and sustainable development. The event aims to foster the exchange of best practices and innovative solutions within the context of the Green Transformation of industries, green finance, and innovation development.

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