GGE responsible for two energy efficiency projects in Bulgaria
The leading regional energy services provider, Slovenia’s GGE has been responsible for two projects in Bulgaria, both primarily aimed to increase energy efficiency: at Cremio’s factory it has just finished installing LED lighting system while in Orgachim has initiated a heating system renovation.
A few days ago, an entirely new LED lighting system was installed, and is now operational in Cremio, the Sofia-based leading dairy producer and manufacturer in South East Europe. This Bulgarian leader in the cream segment has a customer network that exceeds 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Selected to renovate the indoor lighting system of Cremio’s factory in Sofia, GGE changed old luminescent luminaires with modern LED ones. It will reduce annual managing costs for lighting by at least 55% as well as lighting maintenance costs by 50%.
This new energy efficient solution will also help reduce CO2 emissions by 40 per cent and enable factory to achieve the required luminescence levels and improve working conditions and comfort in the facility.
Managing Director of GGE Bulgaria Irena Mladenova said that switching to LED lighting significantly improves environmental impact and represents an easy step for companies that are concern about energy efficiency improvement and quick returns in cost savings.
Referring to another GGE’s project, the renovation of a heating system in Orgachim, one of the largest chemical companies in South Eastern Europe, producing specialty chemicals and coatings, Mladenova said that there is a clear sign of growing awareness of the importance energy efficiency in Bulgaria.
Large renovation of the heating system in Orgachim’s production and warehouse facilities is designed to improve energy efficiency, increase system reliability and improve comfort in all facilities of this Ruse based chemical company.
GGE said in the statement that it will decentralize the existing heating system by redesigning it and repairing it where feasible, as well as implementing energy efficiency measures including gas boilers, gas-fired unit heaters, roof insulation, etc. The whole project will happen in several steps.
“Bulgaria’s industry is among the least efficient in the EU, so there is definitely a lot of potential for improvement and savings. Clients like Orgachim have recognized this opportunity, but ESCO is not a very common business model in Bulgaria’s industry sector. We are happy to be gaining traction in this field and that we are helping change the notion that ESCO is only for the public sector”, Mladenova stated.