The Slovenia Times

Slovenia covered 55.5% of its energy needs in 2020


Ljubljana - Slovenia met 55.5% of its energy demand using domestic sources in 2020, the rest was imported. The main source of electricity was by the country's sole nuclear power plant in Krško. Some 81% of natural gas and 25% of petroleum products were imported from Russia, shows data released on Friday by the Statistics Office.

In 2020, petroleum products accounted for the largest share of available energy in Slovenia (33%), followed by nuclear energy (23%). At EU level, oil products also accounted for the largest share of available energy (35%), followed by natural gas (24%).

Slovenia imported nearly 18% of its total available energy from Russia, a figure below the EU-27 average of some 24%. Lithuania is the EU country most energy-dependent on Russia, having imported 96% of its gross available energy from there in 2020. On the other hand, Cyprus is least dependent on Russia in this respect with a roughly 2% share of energy imports from there.

The total amount of domestic energy sources in Slovenia in 2020 was 3.7 million tonnes of oil equivalent, an increase of 4% on 2019. Almost all petroleum products consumed in Slovenia are imported as the country imported 99.5% of its petroleum products in 2020 and 99.4% of natural gas.

On the other hand, Slovenia exported more electricity (39%) than it imported (30%) in 2020. The largest share of Slovenia's electricity, 26%, was generated by the Krško Nuclear Power Plant. The share of electricity generated by solar and wind power plants was less than 2%.


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