project proposal for the European Commission call within the “Intelligent
Energy Europe” programme was prepared in the beginning of 2004. Development
Agency Sinergija was the initiator and the coordinator of the proposal and Municipality
Moravske Toplice was the carrier of the proposal on behalf of the other 25
municipalities in Pomurje. The application which was proposed in consortium of
partners from France, Sweden and Bulgaria was successful and we were granted
the financial support for the first 3 years of the project implementation.
was established as an Institution for promotion of sustainable energy
development in March 2005. The first personnel were employed in the beginning
of May 2005. After the constitutive meeting of the Managing Board the Commission
was delivered all the required documents and declarations necessary to complete
the incipient conditions for establishment and actual launch of the LEA
approval of the inception report by the European Commission, LEA Pomurje stepped
into grant agreement as a partner to the European Commission and took over a
part of commitments and rights under the agreement.
The mission of
LEA Pomurje is promotion and fostering of continual improvement of energy
efficiency and accelerated introduction of use of renewable energy sources in
Pomurje Region, with focus on maximization of local energy self-sufficiency of the
region and strengthening the wealth of inhabitants.
manager, involved in coordination in the consortium and reconciliation of the
activities with the work programme, is Stanislav Sraka.
2005 we prepared the inception report on the work and project progress together
with the detailed plan of activities for the following 3 years. The other 3
partners in the consortium for establishment of energy agencies likewise
prepared the report and the plan of activities, which were sent to the European
Commission. In the coming months and years we will have to prepare financial
and technical reports.
another 3 local energy agencies are being created on the national level in Slovenia under
co-financing from IEE Programme. The actual establishment and launching is now
in full process.