City of Zagreb (www.zagreb.hr) is the biggest city in Republic of Croatia and the capital. It has 779,145 inhabitants (data from 2001) and area 641,355km2.
City of Zagreb is cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative center of the Republic of Croatia with seat of Parliament, President and Government of the Republic of Croatia. It is a unit of local administration and at the same time of regional administration at county level. The City is independent in decision-making within its sphere of powers pursuant to the Constitution, the law and the Statute. City Administration bodies are the City Assembly as representative body and the Mayor as executive body. Organization of city administrative bodies is composed of 12 City Offices, 1 City Bureau and 3 City Services. They are responsible to the Mayor and to the City Government. By performing administrative and professional activities, the city's administrative bodies enforce the laws and other regulations, decisions, by-laws and other deeds passed by the City Assembly and Mayor, monitor the state in the administrative areas for which they are founded, settle administrative issues, implement supervision, undertake measures for which they are authorized legally or based on some other regulations, and prepare decisions, by-laws and other deeds. The number of employees in the city administrative bodies is 2,763.
City Office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development is responsible for following scope of work: energetic and planning of energy development; heating energy and continuously ensuring making of distribution of heat energy; energy efficiency in directly consumption; market of gas and development his system on the city's area; sustainable development; renewable energy sources; ecological acceptable fuel; environment protection; air protection; water protection; management of waste; protection from noise; maintaining of administrative buildings, installations, equipment and device. The City Office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development has 120 employees.
The City of Zagreb has been active on the international plan through its membership in international and intercity organizations and associations (Eurocities, Energy Cities, The Assembly of the European Regions – AER, Metropolis, Major Cities of Europe IT Users' Group, Impacts, Union of the capital cities of the central and south-eastern Europe…) and by participating in numerous international conferences on the development and advancing local self-administration and on the projects important for the development of the cities.
The City of Zagreb is one of the first European capitals, that, recognizing its importance and potential for development of energy sustainable urban European Union joined the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors was accepted by the City of Zagreb Assembly on the 30th October 2008. Sustainable energy action plan of the City of Zagreb is a key document for the implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and environmentally friendly fuels projects at the town level.
Role in the project
ZAG will be responsible for a pilot site. They responsibilities include preparatory work, in terms of definition of project's requirements, data collection and transformation and proper preparation of the pilots. The various services will be then tested by operators of ZAG in operational conditions, by providing feedback on use during a 12 months period. Last but not least ZAG will take part to dissemination and awareness activities.
Key Staff involved in the project
Mr. Marijan Maras, B.Sc. electrical engineer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, is Head of City Office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. He has 31 years of professional experience of which 24 years of experience within Municipality. Mrs. Melita Borić, B.Sc. civil engineer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Construction, is advisor of Head of City Office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. She has 30 years of professional experience of which 24 years of experience within Municipality. Mr. Danijel Matić, B.Sc. mechanical engineer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, is expert advisor for energy management in City Office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. He has 32 years of professional experience. Mr. Drago Vasilj, B.Sc. electrical engineer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, is expert advisor for public lighting and infrastructure of energy, City Office of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. He has 29 years of professional experience. Mrs. Anica Drmić, Law MSc, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, is leader of Legal Acts, City office for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. She has 14 years of professional experience.