AmCham Engages with Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Energy on Decarbonization Study

AmCham Bulgaria sent invitation letters to Atanas Pekanov, Deputy Prime Minister, Andrey Zhivkov, Minister of Energy and Ivan Ivanov, Chairman of the energy and water regulation commission on October 1st, 2021 regarding cooperation on the AmCham Bulgaria Energy System Decarbonization Study 2022.


Following our chamber’s priorities, as well as continuing our mission to work for the sustainable development of the Bulgarian economy with focus on strategic sectors such as Energy, Healthcare, Digital Economy and horizontal topics such as rule of law, investment climate improvement, human capital development, maintaining stable tax framework, AmCham Bulgaria would like to contribute in the development of this joint national priority such as the transformation of the national economy in line with the EU Green Deal requirements. Decarbonization, energy efficiency, digitalization, and maintaining competitive advantages of Bulgaria’s economy while developing people, regions, and technologies in our view can go hand in hand.

Thus, AmCham Bulgaria and our Energy and Mineral Resources Committee initiated the preparation of the “Bulgarian Energy System Decarbonization Study 2022”. Its scope includes two large-scale scenarios that will show two of the likely options for the decarbonization of the electric system of the country. The study will have some proper and agreed assumptions of the electricity demand of Bulgaria till 2050 and will show how much investments, government and business efforts will be needed the journey towards decarbonization. This study aims to give a holistic, non-partisan, non-biased view, as well as will give some recommendations how, at what cost, and when the transformation of our energy system could happen.

We see this project not as sole trader’s organization. We would like to engage in early stage with some of the most important stakeholders in the Energy System of Bulgaria – starting from the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Energy and ending with some of the most prominent think-tanks, trade unions and business association.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to nominate two experts from your organization to take part in the project. We expect from them to review, assess, and give feedback on the assumptions of study, to take part in some selected virtual meetings with the consultant, as well as to be in the communication flow for further activities such as round tables, discussions and strategic planning of the future National Energy and Climate Plan, law amendments, coordination with the European Commission, etc.


Read the full letters in Bulgarian below:

Letter to Atanas Pekanov, Deputy Prime Minister, Andrey Zhivkov, Minister of Energy

Letter to Ivan Ivanov, Chairman of the energy and water regulation commission