On October 6, 2020, the Green Synergy Cluster organized a presentation of the concept and methodology for the development of energy positive zones  in the city of Vidin, within the MAKING-CITY project. The meeting was held jointly with the Municipality of Vidin, which is a partner in the project. The main goal was, together with local representatives of industry organizations, experts, energy auditors, engineers and architects, to discuss the energy needs of the city, as well as to identify areas with the greatest potential for renewable renewable energy, so that the city become a low-carbon city by 2050. To this end, the Green Synergy Cluster will develop for the Municipality of Vidin an Integrated Plan for Energy and Climate until 2030, which will be upgraded to a Long-Term Strategy for Energy Transition until 2050.
Eng. Daniela Kostova presented the long-term goals of the project in the context of the European energy goals set in the strategy “Energy 2020”, the Framework for Energy and Climate until 2030, and the Roadmap for energy transition until 2050, which aims to make Europe neutral. in terms of climate continent.
 An energy positive zone is a separate part of the city, including buildings and public spaces, where the overall annual energy balance is positive. Therefore, the area will supply energy surplus to be shared with other urban or suburban areas.
Then the national energy goals set in the National Integrated Plan for Energy and Climate until 2030 were presented, some of which are:
- National target for the share of energy from renewable sources in the gross final energy consumption by 2030 – 27.09%
- Reduction of primary energy consumption compared to the base forecast PRIMES 2007 – 27.89%
- Reduction of final energy consumption compared to the baseline forecast PRIMES 2007 – 31.67%
- Level of interconnection electricity connection – 15%
Of great interest to the participants in the meeting was the presentation of the methodology for design of energy positive zones, including several main phases, starting with identifying the energy needs of the city, analysis of existing and potential energy resources, identification and PESTEL analysis of potential innovative solutions and technologies. achieving a positive energy balance.
At the end of the presentations were presented the two potential energy positive zones in the city of Vidin, which will be clearly delineated, after energy modeling of the city with LEAP and ENERKAD tools, which will simulate different energy scenarios until 2050 for the transformation of Vidin into a low carbon city. .
The MAKING-CITY project is funded by the Horizon 2020 program, starting in December 2018. and lasts for 60 months. It focuses on demonstrating the potential of the concept of energy positive zones (PED) as a basis for effective and sustainable urban planning and development.