06/29/2010

NECA joins the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association (BGWEA)


Kenneth Lefkowitz, Managing Partner of NECA, was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association (BGWEA).

20 leading wind energy companies from Bulgaria and Europe have come together to found the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association (BGWEA).

"Bulgaria has long been missing a professional industry association dedicated solely to wind energy. After months of joint work on policies affecting renewable energy, the founding members have united to formalize their efforts," said BGWEA executive director Sebastian Noethlichs.

The association promotes sustainable development of wind power and other forms of renewable energy on behalf of all stakeholders. It already has published positions on the controversial proposed amendments to the Law on Protection of Agricultural Land (see attached), as well as Bulgaria's action plan for fulfilling its 2020 renewable energy goals and other documents. Founding members include top global turbine manufacturers Vestas and Enercon, GeoPower, the co-developer of Bulgaria's largest wind farm, and Enertrag, one of the world's largest wind power producers.

The newly elected supervisory board of BGWEA includes 10 industry leaders covering the legal, financial and technical spheres. Chairman of the supervisory board is Kenneth Lefkowitz, head of the renewable energy working group of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and Managing Partner of New Europe Corporate Advisory. Executive director Sebastian Noethlichs chairs the energy committee of the German Chamber of Commerce and is Managing Director of N-Vision Energy. The full membership list and the position papers adopted so far by the association are available on the association's website www.bgwea.org.

 

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