The Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BSERC, http://bserc.eu) is an association of energy experts, successor of the Black Sea Regional Energy Centre, which was established in 1995 with a purpose to support the implementation of the EU energy policy in the Black Sea region.
The BSERC is actively involved in the Bulgarian energy sector research in the following fields: energy strategy and harmonization of the Bulgarian energy legislation with the EU legislation, security of energy supply, sustainable development - use of renewable energy sources (RES), energy efficiency and rational use of energy, and climate change mitigation. The Centre has been involved in numerous projects funded by national and international financing institutions and programmes, i.e. the EU FP6, FP7 and “Intelligent energy – Europe” programmes, EBRD, USAID, etc.
Presently the BSERC’s team includes 10 energy experts – 2 professors, 2 assoc. professors and senior experts, and supporting staff. In addition, the Centre closely cooperates with energy institutions and experts in all countries in the Black Sea region.