Experts from the Black Sea Energy Cluster participated in the “World Sustainable Energy Days’ 2013”
The World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), one of the largest annual conferences in this field in Europe, offered a unique combination of events on sustainable energy. The 2013 event, which was held from 27 February to 1 March in Wels/Austria, attracted more than 800 participants from 61countries. For more than 20 years, experts and decision makers from all over the world flock to Upper Austria to attend the events – in the last years, the conference attracted more than 10,000 participants from over 100 countries!
The conference programme 2013 covered two main topics: biomass and energy efficiency.
In the biomass field,the following conferences and events were offered:
• European Pellet Conference includingthe Pellet Networking Platform
• WSED next
∙ Biomass(a conference for young researchers)
• Site-visit: Pellets & Wood Chips The topic of energy efficiency was covered in the following conferences and events:
• Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
• Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference
• WSEDnext Energy Efficiency (a conference for young researchers) including the R&D Networking Platform
• Site-visit: Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
With the greatest interest Our experts visited “European Pellet Conference”
Pellets are a clean, CO2 neutral and convenient fuel with growing market shares worldwide. The European Pellet Conference 2013 in Wels/Austria was once again the meeting place for the global pellet community, presenting the latest technology trends, updates on policy, legislation and standardisation, news from research and innovation as well as an outlook on the developments on European and global markets. It offered inspirational case studies and examples as well as an exchange of experience among experts and new business opportunities. With more than 600 participants every year, the European Pellet Conferences held in Wels have become largest annual pellet event in the world.
The European Pellet Conference 2013 offered a range of interesting sessions and events and started with a plenary session on recent developments in field of EU policy for bioenergy, the new IEA Technology Roadmap and cost developments of fossil fuels. In the following session, market trends for pellets and main opportunities and challenges for the wood pellet sector were presented.
Upcoming event World Sustainable Energy Days, 5-7 March 2014, Wels/Austria – Planned WESD 2014 conference topics will include wood pellets and “Nearly Zero Energy Buildings” as well as an event for young researchers in sustainable energy. Expect more information on the BSEC web site (www.bsecluster.org)
Promenade of Balchik lit with LED lamps
The reconstruction of the street lighting on the promenade “Dambata” in Balchik is done in the framework of the project “Pilot Model for Construction and Funding of Solar Street Lighting in the Black Sea Municipalities” performed by Black Sea Energy Cluster in partnership with the municipality of Balchik and Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities
The focus of the pilot project was the construction of a completely new concept of street lighting which uses the latest technology in lighting and power supply from a local energy source – street lighting with LED lamps ( LED lamps etc. ) and powered by solar panels.
The system is unique for Bulgaria that for the first time the main power source is generated by fotoltaichnite panels electricity, and as a backup source in emergencies provided to use electricity from the grid.
Before the implementation of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources, lighting the driveway is carried out by 51 the number of lighting type «Gamma tohrn”, 12 pieces lights “Noemi” and 10 spherical lights. All lamps are sodium high pressure lamps with a total capacity 5,75 kW. Street lighting works 3650 hours per year at an average annual consumption 21 MWh.
Luminaires Alley ” Dambata ” before and after reconstruction :
New street lighting system includes PV-LED 68 street light poles with LED lamps. Each lamp has a power of 20 W, the total installed power is 1360 W. Photovoltaic charging station consists of 18 pieces polycrystalline photovoltaic panels with a power of 240 Wp. The total installed capacity is 4,32 kWp. The warranty period of photovoltaic panels is 25 years of LED lamps – 35,000 hours.
Economic and environmental impact of new street lighting will result in annual savings of 23 MWh of electricity and 47,3 t emissions CO2.
Black Sea Energy Cluster presented a pilot model for the construction of solar street lighting
On July 10, 2012 in the Conference Hall of the Municipality of Balchik was held a press conference on the project ” Pilot Model for Construction and Funding of Solar Street Lighting in the Black Sea Municipalities”, implemented by the “Black Sea Energy Cluster” in partnership with the municipality of Balchik and Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities. The project is implemented with financial support of the Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Fund
Video of organized “Days of Black Sea Energy Cluster” in Varna, Burgas and Dobrich
Days of Black Sea Energy Cluster
During the period from September to October 2012 will be held “Days of Black Sea Energy Cluster” in the Black Sea municipalities – Varna, Dobrich, Burgas. The events are organized within the project BG161PO003-2.4.01- 0012 – SO001 “BSEC – an effective business model for sustainable development”. The aim of the project is to ensure sustainable development of the newly created cluster and competitiveness of its members by use of the opportunities that provides cluster approach.
Events will be presented the objectives, priorities and services to the newly created cluster, as well as future large-scale projects of the cluster , namely the construction of ” green data center ” networking ” green tourist site ” and networking “Energy sustainable communities.”
During the events, local businesses, municipal officials, energy agencies, media and other stakeholders will be invited to participate.