5th Balkan Power Conference, BPC 2005

EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2005

Balkan Power Conference is again connecting academic, business and decision maker’s world together - this time in Sofia, Bulgaria, with new themes and challenges. The 5th Balkan Power Conference will be held between 14th and 16th September in Hotel Princess Sofia, featuring one of the largest casinos in the Balkans. Situated in the center of Sofia, the hotel is a modern and dynamic place for both business trips and leisure.

The BPC 2005 is co-organized by University of Ljubljana and Technical University of Sofia. Along with the traditional sessions on deregulation and liberalization of electricity market, a parallel International Seminar with title “Building the Awareness of RES: Technologies and Regulation” will be organized under auspices of EU, 6th Framework Program. The Seminar is devoted to contemporary renewable energy topics. A special Pre-conference Workshop with the title “Liberalization of the Power Supply Industry – Regional Impact” is also planned targeted at he local power industry representatives. While the official conference language is English, simultaneous translation to Bulgarian will be provided.

The BPC started in 2001 with intention to launch open discussion on deregulation and liberalization of electricity market in Balkan area and abroad. Conferences are organized each time in different country, providing an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and get in touch with new information on electricity market and industry restructuring.

Today BPC serves as meeting place for researchers, experts, business professionals and investors from throughout the industry and across the region. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following list of topics:

Regional Electricity Market: Opportunities and Experience

  • Investment opportunities in the Balkans Region;
  • Organized regional electricity market;
  • Trading with electricity in the region.

Building the Awareness of Renewable Energy Sources: Technologies and Regulation

  • RES technologies and economics;
  • RES regulatory aspects;
  • Potentials of RES in Balkans Region;
  • RES best practice and standards;
  • Impact of RES on the operation of the electrical network;
  • Environmental impact of RES.

All interested are cordially invited to attend and contribute to the Balkan Power Conference. The prospective Authors please follow this link:


You will be notified of acceptance of papers by the 25th July 2005. News on the conference organizational details can be found on web page http://www.balkanpower.org