Bulgaria Member Committee

Национален комитет на България в Световния енергиен съвет

Website: http://www.wec-bulgaria.org

The Bulgaria WEC Committee is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation formed of individuals and legal entities. It was founded in 2002, according to WEC’s practice of representing the member states through their national organisations. The activities of the Bulgarian National WEC Committee include research studies and discussions on energy issues, analysis of topical energy problems and proposal of solutions to overcome them, development of strategic recommendations, organising conferences, seminars and meetings for a wide exchange of views, publications, participation in research and working groups of the World Energy Council, and cooperation with other organisations.

Chair: Angel Minev

Chair

Angel Minev is a Senior Energy Expert with over 30 years of experience in the energy sector. From 2001 to 2005 he was Deputy Minister of Energy and Energy Resources and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Electricity Company EAD, the largest state electricity company in this period. Previously he was member and Vice –Chairman of the Bulgarian Energy Regulatory Commission and Head of Generation Planning Department of the National Dispatch Centre. Over this period he managed the harmonisation process of the Bulgarian legislation with the European acquis as well as the restructuring and the modernisation of the energy sector in Bulgaria in accordance with market liberalisation principles. He has been involved in the harmonisation of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for market liberalisation and models development for transition from the existing limited market structure to an open competitive market. Mr. Minev participated in energy efficiency programmes and demand side management, policy preparation and implementation, including investment analysis, financing models, business plans and feasibility studies for several energy projects.

Secretary: Albena Trassieva

Secretary

Mrs. Albena Trassieva has been Secretary of the Bulgarian WEC Committee since its foundation in 2002. She has a Masters degree in International Cooperation and Foreign Trade, as well as a Foundation in Energy Management, Energy Diplomacy and Public Administration. She is currently working in the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism.