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The City of Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, approximately 152 km (94 mi) south-east of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The population is over 376,000 and there are approximately 300,000 visitors per year, including over 100 000 foreign tourists.

Plovdiv developed as an industrial centre, but today it is a three-sector city, a business, cultural and historical site. Its economy is growing an average GDP growth of over 13%. It enjoys a constant flow of investments and intensive stakeholder interest. Big industry companies keep their manufacturing plants on the outskirts.

Plovdiv is also called the cultural capital of the country, bearing numerous historical and archaeological spots that interest locals and tourists. It hosts economic and cultural events - the International Fair Plovdiv, international theatre and music festivals.

The city is an important economic, transport, cultural and educational centre where many people gather. Additionally, the person flow through the city is increasing constantly. Both reasons cause concerns about facilities, information and accessibility.


Energy Agency of Plovdiv,