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Energy Sector

Despite the fact that Slovenia is completely dependent on import of liquid and gas fuels, the country's energy dependency is 44,6% or 8,8 percentage point below the EU28 average. It is the reason for classifying Slovenia among the EU Member States with medium dependency.

In Slovenia, the structure of production of electricity is changing and the share of hydroelectric power plants is increasing, while the share of thermal power plants is decreasing and the share of small producers is slowly growing. Domestic production sources cover 98% of consumption.

Around 33% of electricity is produced by hydroelectric power plants and plants using other renewable sources (waste- and biogas-fired power plants are still rare), plants using fossil fuels contributed 22%, and nuclear power plants almost 45% of electricity. 

The chart below shows the total primary energy supply of Slovenia in 2016.
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2016


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