Enlargement of XEnergy Advisory Board

Another extraordinary, strong and successful woman has joined the XEnergy Advisory Board! We welcome Marija Šćulac!

Marija Šćulac is the Director of the Department of Industry and Sustainable Development at HGK, where she has made an important contribution to the greater integration of renewable energy and the energy transition through her numerous activities. The HGK Position paper, which she co-authored and presented a year ago, attracted a great deal of attention from experts and the public and stimulated and accelerated the necessary changes to the regulatory framework. The new Position paper was presented by Marija Šćulac a week ago. It highlighted the problems in the regulations that hinder the faster integration of renewable energy and the need to set the level of fees for connection to the electricity grid. Marija Šćulac emphasised: “It is not only about increasing the production capacities of renewable energy sources or the issue of their investors. Necessary infrastructure investments in the electricity grid are an important factor for production, i.e. for self-sufficiency, for security of supply, but also for the consumption of RES and increasing electrification. The electricity grid is the backbone of the green transition, so this concerns everyone.”

Marija graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Zagreb. She has been working in the fields of energy, environmental protection and climate for more than 25 years. As a leader or member of working groups for the preparation of laws and strategies in the fields of energy, environment and climate, she participated in the development of national policies and positions and represented them on behalf of the Republic of Croatia at international and EU level. During the accession process of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, she was a member of the negotiating team for the energy chapter. She was a member of the negotiating team and led the official delegation of the Republic of Croatia at the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change. She started her professional career at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. She was Deputy Director of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy. In her current position as Director of the Sector for Industry and Sustainable Development at HGK, she made an important contribution to the green and fair transition and promoted many positive changes in the industry, which is rapidly changing in line with ESG criteria.

Therefore, we are very pleased that Marija brings new strength and energy to our Advisory Board, which will be even more active in projects to empower women in the energy sector and the green transition. Dear Marija, welcome and we look forward to our cooperation!

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