In December 1993, within the framework of implementing regional energy policy and in pursuit of establishing Crete as preferential area for extensive applications of Renewable Energy Sources in Europe, the Region of Crete has founded a Regional Energy Agency.The areas of excellence of the Agency are: Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Saving and Rational Use of Energy and European and International Co-operation.
The Agency cooperated with the Greek Public Power Corporation for the replacement of 300.000 electric bulbs in the Region of Crete and participates in national programmes. More than 50 European competitive projects have been launched. In parallel, the Regional Energy Agency of Crete participates actively in National and European networks: ISLENET, ELFORES, The European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign, etc. The Regional Energy Agency of Crete is an official European partner of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign.