University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zagreb aims to increase the sustainability of energy use in Croatia through higher education and research in the fields of energy efficiency, demand side management, cogeneration, renewable energy technologies, hydrogen economy and energy policy.
The main aim of the group at the Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment is contribution to sustainable development of energy sector through research, development and promotion of new energy technologies, renewable energy sources and new and rational ways. The primary objective is to teach and transfer knowledge to new generation of energy experts. Other objectives are: helping the government (state/regional/local) to adapt to new legislations/regulations regarding the energy and environment, to plan and set targets for cogeneration, renewable energy sources and reduction of GHG emissions, helping industry in development of new energy technologies. The group is very active in dissemination of ideas and best practise through organization of workshops and conferences.
Areas of expertise: Power plants technologies, optimisation and control, cogeneration technology and optimisation, energy management and energy efficiency, energy audits, energy policies and energy planning, integrated environmental studies, sustainability, energy related climate change, capacity building in energy and environment, promotion of energy technologies. Organization of specialised trainings, workshops and conferences. The group is involved in legislation preparation dealing with reforms in Croatian energy sector, working on development of new tariff system and defining eligibility criteria for obtaining the status of privileged producers of electricity and heat from renewable energy sources and cogeneration. The group is also responsible for teaching various courses on undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Target audience: Energy experts, governments (state, local, regional), developers and investors in renewable energy sources and rational use of energy, general public.