Medjimurje Energy Agency ltd.


Medjimurje Energy Agency ltd. – MENEA was established in 2008 within the EU project “Creation of the energy agencies in Lleida (ES), Medjimurje (HR) and Montpellier (FR)” financed by Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme to promote the idea of sustainable development in accordance with the actual needs in Medjimurje county. Through the wide range of activities MENEA tries to satisfy informational, technical and supporting needs of public and private sector on the issues of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Contract: Intelligent Energy Europe: EIE/TYPE2/07/223/SI2.470024
Project Duration: from 01/11/2008 to 01/11/2011


MENEA is the regional energy agency that operates on the area of the Medjimurje County, which is the founder and single owner of the Agency. Medjimurje County spreads over 730 km2, has the population of 118 426 and includes 3 towns and 22 municipalities. The County is situated in north of Croatia bordered by rivers of Drava and Mura. It also borders with Slovenia and Hungary and has a very good cooperation with those countries regarding EU projects.


The main objective of MENEA is to provide high quality support for activities regarding Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in County of Medjimurje. Regarding RUE MENEA is promoting importance of energy efficiency in individual houses, industries and SME’s, public buildings, etc. and assisting interested parties from industry, SME’s, private and public sector. With regard to RES, MENEA is promoting the use of renewables (especially biomass, solar and geothermal energy) in all above mentioned sectors. Target groups of MENEA’s services and activities are public institutions, SME’s and private households.

The scope of MENEA’s activities given in few lines:

  • Preparation of strategies, program and plan documents based on sustainable and rational consumption of energy and use of renewable energy sources;
  • Technical support and preparation of projects related to RUE and RES;
  • Preparation of project applications for national and EU calls for proposals for public and private sector;
  • Establishment of regional, national and international network of institutions and companies for the exchange of good practices, sustainable concepts and projects and implementation of projects;
  • Raising awareness, providing information, advice and education regarding RUE and RES;
  • Introducing new technologies and services;
  • Finding available funding sources.


  • Smart metering and automatization;
  • Energy performance contracting;
  • Nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB);
  • Use of geothermal energy;
  • Autonomous systems with advanced batteries;
  • Innovative financing instruments for implementing RUE and RES;
  • Energy-efficient public lighting (use of advanced energy-efficient technology solutions, remote monitoring, smart dimming and scene setting, intelligent energy metering);
  • Promoting the use of bicycles and e-bikes;
  • Social aspects (energy poverty, education of young people, social entrepreneurship);
  • Other innovative measures for energy efficiency (comprehensive refurbishment of buildings, SMEs, etc.).


Local authorities:

County of Medjimurje, City of Čakovec, City of Prelog, Municipalities in Medjimurje;
Chamber of County of Medjimurje, Regional Development Agency Medjimurje – REDEA, Technology Innovation Centre Memjimurje – TICM.

National partners:

GOVERNMENT: Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Center for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments;

FUNDS: Environmental protection and energy efficiency Fund;

ENERGY AGENCIES: Regional Energy Agency – North, Regional Energy Agency – Kvarner, North-west Croatia Regional Energy Agency;

INSTITUTES: Energy institute Hrvoje Požar;

COMPANIES: INA Inc. Oil and gas exploration and production, HEP – Group, SENKO ltd., Centrometal ltd.;

UNIVERSITIES: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing Zagreb (FER); Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB), Polytechnic of Medjimurje (MEV)

International partners:

Economy Institute Maribor (EIM), Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje, Local Energy Agency Pomurje, Local Energy Agency Montpellier, Local Energy Agency Lleida.


MENEA’s references are given below:

National references:

  • Programme for energy efficiency in final consumption for Medjimurje County (2013 – 2015)
  • Annual plan for energy efficiency in Medjimurje County for 2015
  • Annual plan for energy efficiency in Medjimurje County for 2016
  • Implementation of projects:
    • Energy management of Medjimurje County buildings
    • Solar collectors for Medjimurje
    • Green office
    • Love Medjimurje – Use renewable energy sources
    • Love Medjimurje – Save energy
  • Energy audits of public lightning for towns and municipalities
    • Municipality of Nedelišće
    • Municipality of Đelekovec
    • Town of Čakovec
    • Town of Koprivnica
    • Town of Prelog
    • Town of Mursko Središće
  • Energy audits of public buildings
    • Home for elderly and infirm people Slakovec
  • Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for town of Prelog and town of Čakovec
  • Business organisations network development (BOND)

Assistance in programme:

  • Comprehensive refurbishment of buildings in public sector
    •  Assistance in preparation of project application for Open Call in project Development of project documentation for energy-efficient reconstruction of buildings and use of renewable energy sources in public educational institutions

International references:

Project preparation:

  • HR GEOc Geothermae project on NER300 programme – construction of innovative geothermal power plant – EU award for innovative project

Implemented EU projects:

  • Establishment of local energy agencies (IEE)
  • Operational Programme Slovenia-Croatia (followed by European territorial cooperation Slovenia-Croatia)
    • IR-OVE (IPA SI-HR)
    • EUpeR (ETC SI-HR)
  • Cross-border cooperation programme Hungary – Croatia
    • EE SUN (Interreg HU-HR)

Projects being implemented:

  • Interreg Central Europe
    • Dynamic Light
    • RURES
  • Interreg Danube Seed Money Facility
    • RuGeoHeat


Phone: +385 40 39 55 59; Fax: +385 40 39 51 42

Address: Bana Josipa Jelačića 22, HR-40000 Čakovec, Croatia