Meet the CEESEN Partners: Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje (LEA Spodnje Podravje), Slovenia
Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje (LEA Spodnje Podravje) was established in the Municipality of Ptuj with the support of the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme. Serving as the energy manager for over 20 municipalities in the Podravje region, the agency’s main activities include developing local energy concepts, energy management, energy bookkeeping, and organizing initiatives and learning events focused on Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Energy Efficiency (EE).
Additionally, LEA Spodnje Podravje conducts energy audits for buildings and lighting systems, and provides feasibility studies for energy-related investments in the public sector, such as building energy renovations, public lighting systems upgrades, and the implementation of renewable energy sources. The agency has also developed its own energy bookkeeping software, utilized by municipalities to monitor energy consumption in public buildings.
The mandate of LEA Spodnje Podravje is to foster sustainable energy development in the region. This is achieved by developing studies, projects, local energy policies and by helping municipalities and other investors to find financial sources for projects and investments in energy sector. They also offer technical supervision during implementation and facilitate the transfer of sustainable energy technologies from universities, institutes, and companies, particularly from EU countries. This comprehensive approach allows LEA Spodnje Podravje to identify appropriate, sustainable, and economically viable measures to reduce energy consumption, enhance energy efficiency across various sectors, and promote the adoption of renewable energy sources.
With more than a decade of experience in energy renovation, energy analysis, and energy auditing, LEA Spodnje Podravje stands as a recognized expert in the public and private sectors, as well as in the industry. Their team comprises eight highly educated employees, each specializing in their field, equipped with advanced degrees and specialized certifications. Leveraging their in-depth knowledge and innovative approaches, they have successfully executed numerous projects, leading to reduced energy consumption, increased efficiency, and widespread adoption of renewable energy sources throughout the region.