Population: 380 inhabitants
Area: 6,28 km2
Address: Arany János Str.
Zip code: 8912
Phone: +36 92 564041
Fax: +36 92 564040
Mayor Tibor Köcse
Nagypáli is situated in Zala County, 8 km away from Zalaegerszeg. It can be found between the
Kemeneshát and the Middle-Zala Hill, North side of Zala River.
It is an historic village, we have found references to the name Pály in documents that date back
to 1439, and in 1969 tools were found in the area dating back to the primal times.
Nagypáli is currently developing a new modern housing estate with 95 new sites. This will help to
support a younger population and create the opportunity to double the number of inhabitants within a
The village has an active civil society with many groups engaging in cultural and social activities
that enrich community life for residents.
Renewable Energy Sources
Now: Detailed plans for a biomass power station. Innovation Ecocentre for renewable energy
sources with working solar system, pellet heating system, geothermal system for heating and cooling,
wind rotor, to propagate RES technologies. Activities of the Ecocentre are: organization of how-to
training, conferences, development of a best-practice book about renewable energy projects, creation of
a regional energy concept and development plan.
Future: To build a biomass and biogas power station that will create an independent energy
supply. Six companies are ready to manage the RES business activities in the village. One of them is
going to establish a pellet making plant and energy plantation on 600 ha area.
Rational Use of Energy
Now: Heating reconstruction of the municipality buildings (the community house, the shop and
the health centre).This new heating system consists of a solar technology and a wood gas heating
system, called ATMOS. This technology is really cost and energy efficient.
Future: Climatisation system using solar system. Organization of conferences, exhibitions,
forums in the Innovation Ecocentre for renewable energy resource.