9th International Energy Conference: Energy and Cyber Security - Risks and Protections


Date(s) - 20/03/2020
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sofia Hotel Balkan

Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum with the partenrship  of AmCham Bulgaria and the Canadian Business Network in Bulgaria organize the 9th International Energy Conference “Energy and Cyber Security – Risks and Protections”

The conference is under the patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Bulgaria Mrs. Mariyana Nikolova.

The event has the support of AES Bulgaria and ContourGlobal.

Draft Program

(as of December 10th, 2019)
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:20 Official opening and welcomes
  • Ivan Hinovski, Chairman of the Organizing Committee
  • Mariyana Nikolova, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Patron of the Conference
  • Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy
  • Valentin Nikolov, Chairman, Parliamentary Energy Commission
9:20–10:50 Panel 1: Legal and Regulatory Regimes for Cyber Security of Energy Systems

Moderator: Ilian Vassilev, Innovation Energy Systems Ltd., Bulgaria


  • Stefan Lechner, EC, EURATOM Safeguards: The Cyber Security of Energy Systems – EU Approach and Recommendations
  • Vassil Grancharov, State Agency for electronic management, The Low for cyber security in Bulgaria and the new normative acts in the area of network and information security
  • Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria, Strategy for cyber security in Bulgarian energy sector
  • Olivier Marquette, AES Bulgaria, The cyber security treatment practices in AES
  • Konstantinos Moulinos, EU, ENISA activities in the energy sector security


10:50 – 11:10:  Coffee break

11:10–12:40 Panel 2: Concepts and technologies for cyber security inpower generation plants, electrical and gas transport networks, control and telecommunication systems

Moderator: Vladimir Yankov, Ministry of Energy


  • Stanimir Penelov, Cyberacademy, Sofia: The risk analyses – base for the assessment of the vulnerability to cyber-attacks of network information systems
  • Ivan Pironkov,Westinghouse Bulgaria, System for cyber protection of network information system in Kozloduy NPP
  • Konstantin Kolev, Dimitar Dimitrov, Policy for cyber security in TPP “Maritza East-2”
  • IoakimTanev, Dimitar Zarchev, ESO, Bulgaria: Implemented projects for cyber security in Central Dispatching Center of the national electrical grid
  • Peter Zonev, Cyber security approach in Bulgartransgaz and Bulgartel
  • Rumen Roshkev, Plamen Petkov,Toplofikazia Sofia, Cyber security program in company operation


12:40–13:40: Lunch

13:40–15:00 Panel3: Concepts and technologies for cyber security in electrical and gas distribution systems and energy exchanges (IBEX);

Moderator: Yolian Ivanov, Collins Group


  • Petko Markov, CEZ: Cyber security activity in CEZ
  • Georgi Dimov, Petar Anchev, EVN: Cyber security activity in EVN
  • Stanislav Chakarov, ENERGO-PRO: Cyber security activity in ENERGO-PRO
  • Plamen Donchev,  Overgas Holding: Implemented projects for cyber security in Overgas Network
  • Konstantin Konstantinov, IBEX Sofia: The cyber security of IBEX operations-concept and development


15:00–15:30: Coffee break

15:30–16:30 Panel 4:Smart Grids and Cyber Security

Moderator:Ivan Kostov, IKEM


  • Dr. Hana-Muriel Setteboun, Green Akter Ltd, The Overlooked Threat Inherent in the Grid Digitalization TransformationESO, Bulgaria,
  • FLEXITRONSTORE: Integral Platform for Flexibility Increase of Small Grids for Data Transfer of Energy Storage Facilities and essential Penetration of Generated Energy from Renewable Energy Generators
  • Daniel Grabski, Honeywell, Cyber Protection for Industrial Systems for Control and Optimization of Technological Process


16:30 – 17:30 Final discussions and closing remarks of the Conference

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