- : Rijeka (Croatia)
- : Sectoral Agency
Regional Energy Agency Kvarner (REA Kvarner Ltd.) was established in 2009 by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County as a non-profit public owned company, with the task of establishing a single institutionalized framework for a more rational use of existing energy resources, and encouraging the energy production from renewable and alternative sources in the County. The establishment and functioning of the agency during the first three years was funded by the EU within the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program (CIP), namely its operational program the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE).
Apart from implementing numerous projects which supported sustainable development and energy efficiency on a regional level, REA Kvarner Ltd. was in charge of drafting energy balance sheets and action plans. In line with what has just been said, the Agency was responsible for preparing annual and 3-year energy action plans for the County, as well as Sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs) for cities signatories of the Covenant of Mayors agreement. REA Kvarner Ltd. had a strong focus on international cooperation. Since its establishment the Agency had participated in the implementation of a number of EU-funded projects, thereby engaging actively with partners from various European countries.