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01.10.2012 12:29
Students School
Economics and Management in Energy, Infrastructure, and Utilities

  • The participants in the Students School visited TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3
  • Daniel Kiryakov, Communications Director, TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3
  • Stefano Cepellotti, Financial Reports and Planning Manager, AcegasAps
  • Iliya Nikolaev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Heating Companies and Chairman of the BD of Dalkia Varna

Utilities Magazine and the online portal renewed the traditional Students School on economics and management in energy, infrastructure, and utilities with this year’s edition, which took place on September 24-28 in Sofia. The training also included an industrial visit to the coal TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 and was supported also by RilaGas and Dalkia Bulgaria.

The program of the students school included 5 modules:

  • State Policy in Energy, Infrastructure, Public Services and Utilities
  • Green Energy Investments
  • Environment and Water Sector Investments
  • Regulation of Energy & Utilities Services
  • Energy & Utilities Corporate Management

Twenty Bulgarian students from national and international universities in their last year at Bachelor and Master degrees, as well as PhD students, took part in the training. They were selected after applications with CVs and motivation letters. Part of the students have graduated from or will be studying in the Master Program “Economics and Management in Energy, Infrastructure, and Utilities” at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. This year the program starts the education of its eighth class for Bachelors in Economics and in other majors.

The program of the Students School included lectures from over 30 managers and experts from the following sectors: electric power, heating, natural gas, water and wastewater, postal services, facility management, etc.

As part of the training program, in the last day the participants had an industrial visit at TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3, where they attended lectures from the power plant’s management on health & safety, environment, and technology. After the lectures, the students also visited some of the key components of the power plant – the control room of units 1 and 2, the turbine hall, the FGDs, etc.

Lectures in the Students School program:

  • Atanas Georgiev, Chief Editor, & Utilities Magazine
  • Atanas Popov, Expert in Metering Data Management, EVN Bulgaria
  • Boyko Bodurov, Business Development Director, Raicommerce Construction
  • Daniel Kiryakov, Communications Director, TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3
  • Iliya Nikolaev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Heating Companies and Chairman of the BD of Dalkia Varna
  • Ivan Ivanov, Chairman, Bulgarian Water Association
  • Ivanka Videnova, Director “Water Supply and Sewerage” at the Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
  • Ivaylo Kaschiev, PhD student at FEBA, Sofia University
  • Ivo Stoyanov, Business Development, CenterMine Ltd.
  • Kiril Iliev, Regional Facilities Manager, Key Facilities Management International
  • Konstantin Delisivkov, Executive Director, Bulgarian Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (BFIEC)
  • Mariana Iteva, Regional Director Business Development for the Balkans in Veolia Voda and Director of Veolia Voda Bulgaria
  • Miroslav Lessev, Assistant Professor at FEBA, Sofia University
  • Nikola Gazdov, Executive Director, Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA)
  • Nikolay Minkov, Executive Director, Srednogorie Med Industrial Cluster
  • Peter Alexandrov and Nataliya Dimova, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria
  • Peter Poptchev, Ambassador and consultant to the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy, and Tourism
  • Peter Tashev, Executive Secretary of the Bulgarian Facility Management Association (BGFMA)
  • Plamen Gramatikov, Manager for Bulgaria of the Energy Efficiency Credit Line of EBRD at “Encon Services”
  • Plamen Stefanov, Chairman of the BD, EnergoPro Sales
  • Raycho Katsarov, Executive Director, Saga Commodities
  • Sebastian Noetlichs, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association (BGWEA)
  • Stefano Cepellotti, Financial Reports and Planning Manager, AcegasAps (Italian company, owner of RilaGas)
  • Stoyan A. Stoyanov, Executive Director, PRoWay
  • Todor Matev, Deputy-Director Customer Care, CEZ Bulgaria
  • Valentin Stoyanov, energy expert
  • Vassil Karaivanov, Assistant Professor at FEBA, Sofia University
  • Zdravko Mihaylov, Manager “Postal Policy and Market Analyses”, Bulgarian Posts
  • Other lecturers from business and academics


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