42% of Slovenia’s Energy Production from Nuclear, 32% Renewables

By , 15 Oct 2019, 13:41 PM Business
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STA, 14 October 2019 - Slovenia met 52% of its energy needs by own sources of energy in 2018. Of the 148,000 terajoules (TJ)) in total energy production, the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK) accounted for 42%.

Renewable sources of energy, including hydro-power, contributed 32% to the output and coal 25%. Other sources represented less than 0.5%, the Statistic Office reported.

Petroleum products represented a third of energy supply (34%), with nuclear accounting for 22%, renewable sources (including hydro energy) for 17%, coal for 16% and natural gas for 11%.

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Final energy consumption totalled 211,000 TJ, 40% of which was consumed in the transport sector, 27% in manufacturing and construction, 21% by households and 12% by other consumers, including agriculture.

Almost half of the final consumption was covered by petroleum products (47%), followed by electricity (24%), renewable energy (13%), natural gas (12%), heat (3%) and solid fuels (1%).

Slovenian households consumed 44,600 TJ of energy, by far the largest share (61%) for home heating. A further 17% was consumed for each lighting and electrical appliances and water heating, 4% for cooking and less than 1% for cooling.

Households depended on wood fuels for 39% of their consumption, electricity for 27%, natural gas for 10%, extra light heating oil for 9%, district heating for 7%.

They got 3% of their sources from ambient heat, obtained by means of heat pumps, and as much from liquefied petroleum, and only 1% from solar energy.

More details on this data can be found here

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