Expert: Ms. Vesna Kolega
EGLA Expert for Energy Performance
Vesna Kolega has 27 years of experience in the field of sustainable energy, particularly sustainable energy urban planning. With 2 years at the Croatian Power Utility Institute, 14 years at Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, 8 years at North-west Croatia Regional Energy Agency and most recently 3 years as an independent consultant.
As a member of the Croatian negotiation team for EU access – Chapter 15: Energy and Environment, a key expert to high level advisory support for accession negotiations in Albania, a member of numerous working groups for transposition of EU energy policies, an author of numerous Croatian energy efficiency legislative documents, an author of numerous position papers and different analyses of energy legislation and policies, a project coordinator of multiple international energy efficiency and sustainable energy planning projects, Vesna has an developed in-depth knowledge and experience on the energy situation at Croatian, SEE countries, and EU level.
Vesna Kolega obtained her BSc and MSc at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Throughout her professional career, as an engineer, researcher, projects coordinator, head of different departments, and finally an independent consultant, Vesna has been fully dedicated to sustainable energy and environmental protection as the most important imperative of the 21st century.