ULG VIews, Nagykanizsa

Edited on 03/02/2023

URBACT Local Groups are key in the construction of partner cities’ Investment Plans & Springboard Plan. They represent the different stakeholders, members from the community, local government, and the private sector, that could make the successful transfer of Vilawatt’s relevant pillars. 

  • What is your name and what do you do?

I am László Cziráki, the Chairman-CEO of the Dél-Zalai Víz-és Csatornamű Zrt. (South Zala County Water and WW Services PLC)


  • What is your role within the project?

I am the leader of a local partner organisation.


  • What do you think the Vilawatt-UTM network can contribute to your city?

Once the project is planes and implemented successfully, the energy use may become more reasonable and sustainable here, in our town.

Our company is also seriously affected as we consume a really significant amount of electricity and at the same time we use a large amount of gas to heat our buildings.   

It is essential to make electricity use reasonable and effective.

We are trying to carry out more and more investments and renovations in which we look for similar energy-efficient solutions in order to significantly reduce energy use and the cost of energy use at the company.


  • What do you think is the city’s main strength to build this project?

The town has excellent geographical features and d its geographical location is favourable.

As for water supply, the location of the town is also excellent as the River Mura is located less than 20 km away from the town and it provides healthy drinking water currently in the town.

I believe that a cooperation will emerge on town level so that this project could be realised and the municipality, the municipal authorities and the companies operating here will benefit from the project after its implementation.


  • How do you think a project like Vilawatt-UTM can improve citizens’ lives?

We do hope that a significant cooperation will emerge and workplaces will be established. At the same time, the companies will make their energy use more reasonable and will be able to work in a more cost-effective way and the colleagues will also experience this.

Apart from this, we hope that the inhabitants will also feel that maybe they will get energy at a more favourable price.

Submitted by Sara Cerezo on 03/02/2023
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