About Us

Regional Energy Agency Kvarner  (REA Kvarner) was established in 2009 by the Primorje Gorski Kotar County under the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe programme.
 
REA Kvarner is a non-profit public owned enterprise, a single organization and institutionalized framework for more rational use of existing energy resources, as well as stimulating energy production from renewable and alternative sources in the County.
 
The main objective and the role of the Agency is to promote and encourage sustainable regional development in the field of energy through the use of renewable energy sources and introducing energy efficiency. Special goals of the Agency are drafting of energy balance sheets and action plans, energy efficiency measures implementation, stimulating the use of renewable energy sources, providing RES and EE related information, support and technical assistance to different regional public stakeholders.
 
REA Kvarner implements and manages RES and EE projects for Primorje Gorski Kotar County, prepares annual and 3-year energy action plans of the County, and Sustainable energy action plans for cities signatories of the Covenant of Mayors.
 
The Agency is also active in the field of energy savings in buildings (energy audits, energy certificates, recommendations for increasing the efficiency of heating, lighting and installation, testing new technologies) in different sectors (public, residential, industrial).
 
In 2013 and 2014, co-funded by the European Union under IPA Adriatic and MED Programme, REA Kvarner has set up two demonstrative solar cooling plants, one at the University of Rijeka Faculty of Engineering building and the second in the Thalassotherapia Crikvenica Medical Center, with the aim to improve energy sustainability as well as to promote and support the dissemination of solar cooling technologies for buildings’ conditioning.
 
Furthermore, REA monitors energy consumption and energy savings in more than 200 public buildings (schools, medical institutions, homes for elderly people…) owned by the regional authority, and is part of the national project Systematic Energy Management, being a regional coordinator.
 
In implementing its activities, the Agency regularly organizes energy efficiency themed workshops for local authorities, experts, SMEs, students, and other stakeholders, and is a local co-organizer of Sustainable Energy Week (as a part of European Union EUSEW initiative). Also, it is at continuous disposal to local authorities helping them in developing and implementing energy efficiency plans/projects/measures.
 
REA Kvarner is a member of FEDARENE - European network of regional and local organizations which implement, co-ordinate and facilitate sustainable energy and environment policies, and apart from being active on the regional and national level, it has a strong focus on the international cooperation and activities.
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