REGEA

CROENERGY 2015

Zagreb, 17- 18 September 2015

ABOUT SUMMIT

From September 17 to 18, 2015, the 3rd Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit - Croenergy2015 was held as part of the Zagreb Business Summit - Cities and Regions at the Zagreb Fair, organized by North-west Croatia Regional Energy Agency – REGEA.

The traditional conference on financing energy projects was organized  under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, co-organized by the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and Environment – FEDARENE  and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as an institutional partner, with the support of sponsors - Lipapromet Ltd., Philips Ltd., Agrokor Energija Ltd. , Brunata Ltd., and The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund - FZOEU.

The Conference was opened by Dr Julije Domac, Managing director REGEA and FEDARENE President, Mirka Jozić - Head of the City Office of the City of Zagreb for Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship, Davor Inđić, - Chief Banker at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sven Müller, Director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, Tsvyatko Velikov – representative of the European Commission, Marija Šćulac Domac -  Assistant Minister of Environmental and Nature Protection and Dr Borka Bobovec - Assistant Minister of Construction and Physical Planning.

The Conference was conceived as a multi-stakeholder event that connects a wide range of key actors with a common goal of facilitating knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Divided into a number of interactive panel sessions and specialized sections CROENERGY 2015 brought together various level governments, non-governmental organizations, research and academic institutions, financing institutions and industry actors to learn from one another and build on examples of successful energy projects and implemented policies.

Participants:

  • European Commission
  • European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and Environment - FEDARENE
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund
  • Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection
  • Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
  • Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds
  • Croatian Agency for SMEs Innovation and Investments
  • Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Intelligent Energy Cluster
  • Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli Grupa, Italy
  • City of Zagreb
  • City of Venlo, Netherlands
  • City of Pregrada
  • Zagreb County
  • Krapina-Zagorje County
  • Karlovac County
  • Zagrebačka banka Ltd.
  • Banca Transilvania, Romania
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Agrokor – Energija Ltd.
  • Eltec Petrol Croatia

PROGRAMME

09:00 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 10:30

Opening session

  • Dr Julije Domac, Managing director REGEA and FEDARENE President
  • Mirka Jozić, Head of the City Office of the City of Zagreb for Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship
  • Davor Inđić, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Sven Müller, Director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund
  • Tsvyatko Velikov, European Commission - DG Regional and Urban Policy
  • Mr. sc. Marija Šćulac Domac, Assistant Minister of Environmental and Nature Protection
  • Dr. sc. Borka Bobovec, Assistant Minister Construction and Physical Planning
10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:30

Session I - Energy, Economy, Financing

Moderator: Mr.sc. Velimir Šonje (Arhivanalitika)

  • Timothée Noel (European Commission – DG ENER) – How to facilitate large scale investments in sustainable energy?
  • Dr Julije Domac and Ivan Pržulj (REGEA) – Financing energy projects in Croatia – what we have learned so far?
  • Feng Liu (World Bank) – Scaling up Energy Efficiency Investment in Croatia
  • Dr Vesna Bukarica (Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund) – How we have financed energy renovation in Croatia in 2015?
  • Toivo Miller (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) – How to commercially finance energy efficiency investments?
  • Dr Damir Juričić (Agency for Investments and Competitiveness) – The role of Public-Private partnership in implementing sustainable energy projects
12:30 – 13:00

  Session II - Get inspired! - Good practice examples

Moderator: Mr. sc. Tamara Perko (Zagrebačka banka d.d.) 

  • Herman Seidl, (Agrokor – Energija d.o.o.)
  • Atila Butko, (DAS energija d.o.o)
  • Božidar Škrinjarić, (Municipality of Pokupsko)
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Opportunities in innovations

Moderator: Mislav Togonal (Croatian National Television - HRT )

How to ensure a stable investment climate for sustainable energy projects?

  • Ines Androić Brajčić, (Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning)
  • Helga Bubanović Devčić, (Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds)
  • Mr. sc. Darko Liović, (Croatian Agency for SMEs Innovation and Investments)
  • Josip Pavković, (Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • Mr. sc. Tamara Perko, (Zagrebačka banka d.d.)
  • Mirka Jozić, (City of Zagreb - Office for Economy, Labour and Enterprises)
  • Mladen Perkov, (Intelligent Energy Cluster)

How to implement innovative sustainable energy projects?

  • Željko Kolar, (Krapina-Zagorje County)
  • Dragutin Tropčić, (Karlovac County)
  • Branka Tabak Paraščić, (City of Zagreb - Office for Physical Planning, Construction of the City, Utility Services and Transport)
  • Mr. sc. Zdravko Mužek, (EKONERG)
  • Herman Seidl, Agrokor - Energija d.o.o.)
  • Branimir Šteko, (Eltec Petrol Hrvatska d.o.o.)
  • Dean Smolar, (Center for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments)
15:30 – 15:45

Coffe break

15:45 – 17:00

Session III - Unlocking sustainable energy investment potential in European regions and cities

Moderators: Lada Strelnikova (Deutsche Bank/European Energy Efficiency Fund) and Hrvoje Maras (REGEA)

  • Robert Solomon, (Banca Transilvania, Romania)
  • Rui Barroso, (Alentejo Regional Development Agency, Portugal)
  • Ralf Pakbier, (City of Venlo, Netherlands)
  • Ivan Šimić, (REA North, Croatia)
  • Giuseppe Velluto, (Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli Grupa, Italy)
17:00 – 17:15

Coffe break

17:15 – 18:00

Session IV - DOOR: Energy for people - engaging citizens in Europe's energy transition

  • Maja Božičević Vrhovčak, (DOOR) - Energy for people
  • Hrvoje Maras (REGEA) and Zoran Rajn (CEDIOR) – CROENERGY crowdfunding platform for sustainable energy projects and Registry of humanitarian aid of the Republic of Croatia
  • Marko Vešligaj, Mayor (City of Pregrada) – Pregrada kindergarten - CROENERGY platform's pilot project
20:00 – 22:00

Conference dinner

09:30 - 13:30

Roundtable - The role of regions and energy agencies with development and aggregation of energy projects

Welcome speech – Stjepan Kožić (Zagreb County prefect)

Energy agencies from the Republic of Croatia:

  • North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (REGEA)
  • Regional Energy Agency North (REA North)
  • Regional Energy Agency Kvarner (REA Kvarner)
  • Medjimurje Energy Agency (MENEA)
  • Istrian Regional Energy Agency (IRENA)

EEnergy agencies from the Republic of Slovenia:

  • Energy Agency of Podravje (ENERGAP)
  • Local energy agency Spodnje Podravje
  • Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region (KSSENA)

Members of the FEDARENE association – EU regions and energy agencies

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