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The regional conference on corporate renewable energy supply in Southeast Europe took place on 30th of May and 1st of June. As a conference partner and due to an agreement with APSTE, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) received invitations for free participation of students enrolled in the master program Energy Market and Services and bachelor students with interest in the market and system integration of renewable energy.

The Faculty Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanas Georgiev and the lecturer in the discipline "Renewable Energy Sources and Biofuels" Chief Assistant Dr. Maria Trifonova joined the conference as panel moderators.

Dr. Trifonova had the pleasure to discuss with the Bulgarian representatives in the European Parliament Ms. Tsvetelina Penkova and Mr. Radan Kanev the recent development with regards to the Fit for 55 and RePowerEU legislative packages.


Assoc. Prof. Georgiev moderated the panel on industry decarbonization, in managers of leading companies such as Biovet, AURUBIS, Mytilineos S.A., Enery, CWP Global, as well as the branch association Bulgarian Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (BFIEK) shared their views about the future transformation of the industrial business models in the region.


On the 30th of May, in connection with the conference, FEBA organized an educational seminar with a focus on the techno-economics of electrical storage systems. Students and alumni of the Faculty's master programs had the opportunity to discuss in person with the CEO of the British technology intelligence company Exawatt his forecasts for battery storage costs and the maturity level of alternative storage technologies. Lucas Zweib, project manager at the Austrian Energy Agency, also took part in the lecture online.


Recording of the educational seminar is available on the FEBA youtube channel.

An interview with Simon Price, conducted after his visit to the Faculty of Economics, has been published by Capital (accessible here).

Lucas Zweib's dissertation analyzing storage control algorithms based on data from the German electricity market can be read here.