3rd Interregional Event of FIRESPOL project – “Interregional Learning Workshop and Study visit” will take place on 8th and 9th May 2019 in Split (Croatia). FIRESPOL seeks to boost regionally-specialized and decentralized Renewable Energy Private Investment, by introducing improvements in the management of OPs which will break the financial barriers that are currently hindering the investment in the RES sector.

The 3rd Interregional Meeting is organised by the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund in Split. Split, which is the largest town and administrative centre of Split-Dalmatia County, has been chosen as the place for this event because this region has many renewable energy sources to visit and study.

The first day of the meeting (8 May) will include the Steering Committee meeting and the Good Practices Workshop during which the partners and stakeholders will exchange their experiences and discuss the best solutions.

The second day (9 May) of the Meeting will be organized in the form of the study visit to 2 power plants: Jelinak Wind Farm in Seget Gornji and Orlovac Hydroelectric Power Plant in Rude near Sinj. The wind farm Jelinak comprises 20 wind turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology, and it was the first wind farm installed in the country by a Spanish developer. This wind park, with a capacity of 30 MW, has been in function since 2013. HPP Orlovac was commissioned in 1973. The hydroelectric power plant with rated power of 249 MW is operated by Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP Group) - the national energy company, which has been operating the generation, distribution and supply of electricity for more than a century.

Project partners and their stakeholders from 6 European countries (Spain, Croatia, Poland, Latvia, Germany and Ireland) will take part in the Interregional Event.

The FIRESPOL project is co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund under Interreg Europe Programme.