Press release 26.09.2016 - EWRC delegation visits ANRE

26 September 2016

Visit of the Bulgarian Energy and Water Regulatory Comission’s representatives to ANRE

On 26 September 2016, a delegation of the Bulgarian Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) is visiting the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) under the Agreement for Cooperation in the field of energy regulation signed in Sofia, on February 7, 2016.

The Bulgarian delegation is headed by Associate Prof. Ivan Ivanov, PhD, Chairman of EWRC and  includes Mrs. Evgenia Haritonova – Commissioner, Mr. Plamen Mladenovski – Director of Electricity and Heat Energy Division, Mrs.Vera Georgieva – Chief Expert, Electricity and Heat Energy Division, Mrs. Elena Marinova - Director of Legal Division, Mrs. Radostina Metodieva – Chief Expert, Legal Division, Mr. Milen Dimitrov – Chief Expert, Gas Division, Mrs. Viktoriya Dzhermanova – Chief Expert, Gas Division, Mrs. Borislava Petrakieva – International Cooperation Section. Mr. Kiril Dimitrov, Third Secretary at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Romania is  also taking part in the meeting.

The Romanian counterpart participating in the bilateral discussions is represented by Mr. Niculae Havrilet, President ANRE, Mr. Emil Calotă, Vice-president ANRE and the Directors General of DGs Access to the Electricity Network and Authorization, Natural Gas Technical Regulations & Authorisation, Natural Gas market, Regulated Prices and Tariffs and the Director of International Cooperation, Regulation Analysis.

The main topics on the agenda tackle issues related to electricity market liberalization in Bulgaria and ANRE experience regarding electricity market development and market monitoring, secondary legislation harmonization with the ЕU legislation in the Bulgarian gas sector, construction of cross border gas interconnections in Bulgaria, developments regarding intra-day electricity transactions in Romania and Bulgaria and implementation of the provisions of European Network Codes (CAM, Balancing) in gas sectors.