The European Commission has approved an investment worth over €55 million from the European Regional Development Fund to replace more than 68 km of Zagreb's heating pipes with a more reliable and efficient network. This major EU project for the capital of Croatia will reduce heat and water losses and will make the system compatible with renewable heating sources.
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, commented: "With this investment, Cohesion policy is once again proving its value in boosting regional energy-efficiency to improve citizens' quality of life while at the same time protecting the environment and supporting the green transition".
The modernised heating system will ensure greater comfort for Zagreb's residents especially in winter. Moreover, with a reduction of the maintenance costs and a lower consumption of natural gas for water heating, the project will contribute to lower carbon emissions. Works will be implemented over the summers of 2021-2023 to avoid inconvenience for residents.
More information on EU funded investments in Croatia is available on the Open Data Platform.