FEDARENE’s 2022-2025 Board of Directors has been elected in León, Spain

The 11 Vice-Presidents and the treasurer have been elected by FEDARENE members at the occasion of the 2022 General Assembly on the 14th of June. Julije Domac has also been reelected for his third mandate as President of the network.

FEDARENE’s 2022-2025 Board of Directors has been elected in León, Spain

The 13 FEDARENE members that were elected as board members for the period 2022-2025 are the following:

Julije Domac

Managing Director of REGEA and Special Adviser on Energy and Climate in the Office of the Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, reelected as President

Jean Van Pamel

Inspector General at Wallonia Region, reelected as Treasurer of the Federation

Florin Andronescu

Director of the Alba Local Energy Agency, elected as Vice-President for Energy Efficiency and Energy Poverty

Alfonso Arroyo González

General Director for Energy and Mining of the Regional Government of Castilla y León and EREN’s Director, elected Vice-President for Renewable Transition

John Carley

Chair of the 3 Counties Energy Agency, elected Vice President for Circular Economy

Christiane Egger & Gerhard Dell

Managers of the OÖ Energiesparverband, elected Vice-Presidents for Climate Neutrality

Maria Fabianelli

Director, Energy Division of IRE Ligura, elected Vice-President for Energy Efficiency

Marie-Laure Falque Masset

Senior expert at L’Institut Paris Region / AREC, Energy and Climate Department, elected Vice-President for Energy Sufficiency

Thekla Heinel

Head of Department for International Projects at B.&S.U. Beratungs- und Service- Gesellschaft Umwelt and Member of Board Association European Energy Award AISBL, reelected Vice-President for Climate Protection in Municipalities and Regions

Vlasta Krmelj

Director of regional Energy and Climate Agency of Podravje in Slovenia and Mayor of Municipality of Selnica ob Dravi in Slovenia, reelected as Vice-President for Financing and Invesments

Christel Liljegren

CEO of the Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden (Energikontor Sydost), reelected as Vice-President for Mobility and Transport

Serge Nocodie

President of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment, reelected Vice President for Climate Action with focus on energy & climate planning at regional and local levels

Savvas Vlachos

Director of the Cyprus Energy Agency, elected Vice-President for Smart and Sustainable Islands

When we have started the energy agency 25 years ago, I had the support of many FEDARENE members, who involved us in European projects and helped us become knowledgeable about several fields. My motivation to apply as Vice-President for Energy Efficiency is to support FEDARENE and other regions with financing related to energy efficiency.

Maria Fabianelli

The Vice-Presidents will notably be in charge of facilitating the FEDARENE working groups. They have committed to implement a series of actions related to their portfolio in order to advance both the energy transition and the profile of FEDARENE on the EU sustainable energy scene.

Julije Domac reelected as FEDARENE President

Julije Domac has been the President of FEDARENE since 2013.  He is the managing director of the North West Regional Agency since its creation in 2008. He is also the Special Advisor on Energy and Climate of the Croatian President of Republic and member of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board.

Under his Presidency, FEDARENE has become a wide European network, growing from 55 to more than 80 members in 25 EU countries and a trusted partner of European institutions, involved in numerous projects, including important initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors – Europe and ManagEnergy.

In the last 9 years, Julije Domac and his FEDARENE colleagues have also worked hard to empower local and regional energy agencies and to ensure their skills and expertise were recognised at European level. This was accomplished very recently in the REPowerEU plan, where the European Commission commits to “work with Member States in promoting the development of regional and local energy agencies as single entry point for energy projects”. Local authorities through their local and regional energy agencies are also mentioned to be ideally placed to mobilise citizens for energy efficiency and foster behavioural changes.

As renewable energy is becoming mainstream and an imperative in ensuring Europe’s progress, stability and political independence, regions, cities and their energy agencies will be key to implement the energy transition. It is time to scale-up and replicate across the EU all the great work and innovative concepts developed by energy agencies over the past years. FEDARENE will continue to be the flagship of sustainable energy and climate protection initiatives and a strong partner at all political levels – from regions to the European Commission.

Julije Domac

In 2021, Seamus Hoyne was reelected as Secretary General of FEDARENE, together with Patrick Biard as deputy secretary general.

You will find more information about our board of directors on our dedicated webpage.