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Energy Sector

In 2019, Slovenia met 52% of domestic energy demand with domestic energy resources. The rest of the energy was supplied from imports. The entire quantity of petroleum products was imported.

Large hydropower plants, thermal power plants and a nuclear power plant, contribute the most to domestic electricity production. In 2019, nuclear energy accounted for the largest share of production in Slovenia with 37,5%, the energy from fossil fuels accounted for 28,9% and renewable energy sources for 33,6% (hydro energy 31%, solar 1,6%, biomass 0,9% and wind energy 0,1% of the produced energy).

The structure of production of electricity is changing. The share of thermal power plants is decreasing and the share of hydroelectric power plants is increasing. The share of other small renewable energy sources is growing. In 2020, the Slovenian government adopted a national energy and climate plan for the period until 2030. The estimated overall energy related investments from 2021 to 2030 amounts to EUR 12.6 billion across sectors, with around EUR 9.5 billion for energy efficiency in buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings by at least 70% by 2030.

Slovenia is in the process of preparing its national strategy for a coal phaseout. The assessment of impact on the environment estimates that the fastest coal phaseout by 2033, will have the lowest negative impact. The most likely solution for the development of large electricity generation facilities after the closure of thermal powerplants is the construction of larger gas-steam powerplant in combination with the use of natural or synthetic gas, increasing the share of renewable energy sources and possibly a construction of a new nuclear power plant after 2030.

The Government of Slovenia has also adopted a list of 19 projects in the energy sector, worth EUR 650 million to restart the Slovenian economy after the COVID-19 epidemic. The list of energy projects includes building of new hydroelectric powerplants on the Sava river, building new powerlines and gas pipelines and a gas-steam unit in Ljubljana. In this context, also the construction of a thermal treatment plant for municipal waste and sludge is proposed as a part of a recovery programme to improve waste management (82.7 million EUR).


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