The North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (REGEA)

The North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (REGEA) was established in 2008 by the City of Zagreb and three Croatian Counties - Zagreb, Karlovac and Krapina-Zagorje under the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe
(IEE) Programme. After a modest start as the first regional energy agency in Croatia, REGEA is todayfirmly established as the leading energy centre not only for Croatia but also for the wider region embracing the South-
East of Europe. The REGEA team comprising of 32 members of staff is working hard to promote and encourage regional sustainable energy development through renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implementation.

REGEA´ S scope of work includes providing information, education and promotion of exemplar initiatives across the energy sector´ in support of the development and implementation of national, regional and local energy plans and programmes, energy audits and certifications, energy performance contracting and public private partnerships. The Agency has developed expertise in large scale project aggregation for the public sector and the
use of EU funded PDA instruments through the implementation of projects such as NEWLIGHT (first Croatian ELENA project) and ZagEE (the first Croatian MLEI project). The NEWLIGHT project supports public lighting
reconstruction in 57 cities and municipalities with mobilized investments amounting to at least 20 million EUR. Other initiatives that have been successfully implemented include supporting schemes for small scale
renewable energy applications in households (awarded with EU Managenergy Award in 2011 and European Solar Prize Award in 2012), the first Croatian EPC projects with measurements and verificationand thefirst Croatian municipal biomass DH plant in Pokupsko (awarded with EUSEW Award in 2016).

REGEA also advises on the national scale –references includes Long-Term Strategy for Mobilising Investment in the Renovation of the National Building Stock of the Republic of Croatia (2014), Energy Renovation Plan of
Commercial Non-residential Buildings for the Period 2013-2020 and Programme of Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Use in National and Nature Parks of the Republic of Croatia (2015).

At the regional scale, REGEA prepared Sustainable energy action plans (SEAP) for 21 Croatian CoM signatories (including Zagreb) as well as for several South-East Europe capitals - Sarajevo (BiH), Podgorica (MN), Skopje (FYROM) and Tirana (AL).

Contact person: Karlo Rajić

Phone: +385 47 658 493



Karlovac County

The Karlovac County is situated in the central part of Croatia, it connects continental and coastal part of Croatia but it is also an intersection that connects Adriatic coast with Europe. Developed entrepreneurship plays the main role in the economy of the County especially processing industry with businesses such as food and beverages production, production of machines and devices, plastic and rubber products, wood processing and textile production. The main export markets are EU and the United States. The County territory encompasses five cities (Duga Resa, Karlovac, Ogulin, Ozalj and Slunj) and seventeen municipalities (Barilović, Bosiljevo, Cetingrad, Draganić, Generalski Stol, Josipdol, Kamanje, Krnjak, Lasinja, Netretić, Plaški, Rakovica, Ribnik, Saborsko, Tounj, Vojnić and Žakanje). There are 128.899 inhabitants living on 3.622 square kilometers. Karlovac County borders with two neighboring states: Republic of Slovenia and Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and with four counties: Zagreb County, Sisak – Moslavina County, Primorje – Gorski Kotar County and Lika – Senj County. The administrative, economic and cultural center of the county is the City of Karlovac.

Karlovac County is highly active in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is the first county that started with the supporting schemes for small scale renewable energy applications in households, it also started the program of replacement of oil boilers with biomass boilers in schools, the County continuously monitor consumption of energy and water for all of it’s public buildings. The County has also conducted the biomass heat contracting projects in two schools. Systematic Energy Management and Public Energy Management projects which were co-financed through the EU programs, have set the foundations for quality energy management in the public institutions of Karlovac County.


Phone: +385 47 666 111


Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton

Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton was established by the Assembly of the Una-Sana Canton in 2012.
Government of the Una-Sana Canton was aware of the fact that unlike other regions in BiH , USC had not established capacities of regional development, which had negative impact on economic and regional development. Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton was established with the goal of contributing to economic growth and development of USC in accordance with principles of sustainable development, creating conditions that will allow strengthening competitiveness and realization of development potential.
Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton creates, applies and implements projects funded by European Union, UNDP, Save the Children, federal ministries and other local and foreign donors. So far, Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton implemented or is still implementing projects related to sectors of tourism, SME support, agriculture, energy efficiency, environment protection, adult education etc.

Contact person: Samir Jodanović

Phone: +387/37 224-048


City of Cazin

City of Cazin is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The City is the constituent part of the Una-Sana Canton, which includes, in addition to Cazin, municipalities of: Bihać, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanski Petrovac, Bužim, Ključ, Sanski Most and Velika Kladuša. Today, Cazin ‘s population is about 70,000 inhabitants territorially organized in 23 local communities and covers a surface of 356 km2. Relative density of population is about 197 inhabitants per 1 km², which is why this City is one of the most densely populated in BiH. This area has a modern continental climate with lots of harsh winters and warm summers, with considerable influence on local conditions. The average annual air temperature is 9.5 ° C, and the annual amplitude of air temperature is 20.6 ° C.


Phone: +387 (0)37 515 300