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Training in Electricity Trading and Imbalance Management at FEBA, Sofia University




On 8 and 9 January FEBA organized and hosted a training in “Electricity Trading and Imbalance Management” – collaborative certification course of the Utilities magazine and the Educational Services Center at FEBA. The main topics of the training were: Liberalization of the electricity market; Electricity Exchange trading; Participation in balancing groups; The role of different generating capacities in the regulation of the electricity system.

The training was attended by 30 participants – representatives of energy companies, associations, industrial companies and students and PhD candidates.

Lectures during the training were delivered by:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanas Georgiev, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski "- “Energy Regulation and Electricity Markets”

Kaloyan Staykov - Senior Economist, Institute for Market Economics – “Roles in the Electricity Market”

Atanas Dimov, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of CEZ Trade Bulgaria AD – “Portfolio Management”

Boyan Karshakov - President of Hydro Energy Association - "Participation of Hydroelectric Power Plants in the Electricity Market"

Victoria Popovska and Vasil Hubanov, ESO EAD - “Challenges for the Balancing Market in Bulgaria”

Meglena Rusenova - Manager, Energy and Development Company Ltd. – “RES Participation in the Electricity Market and Managing Imbalances”

Nikolay Gavazki - Head of Department “Forecasting and Balancing Groups”, “CEZ Electro Bulgaria” AD - “Management of imbalances within a balancing group”

Antoni Zhelyazkov - Business Development Expert, Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange EAD – “Day Ahead Market Participation and Opportunities for Balancing Trade Positions”