The Slovenia Times

More Slovenians Switch Energy Suppliers in 2012


The prices of electricity remained stable in 2012 and even fell somewhat for businesses, according to the report.

Electricity consumption increased by 4.1% although power production was 2.9% lower due to poor hydro energy conditions.

Slovenia produced a total of 14,545 GWh last year, which is 333 GWh less than in 2011, and its production-consumption ratio stood at 88%.

While there were no new suppliers on the electricity market, the natural gas supply market was swept by the entry of power supplier Gen-I in autumn 2012, increasing competition and leading to the first decrease in gas prices since 2009.

Nevertheless, gas consumption decreased by 4%, with industries using even by 5% less, while the number of users grew.

Slovenia had 79 heating suppliers with 1 MW of power or more in 50 municipalities. From the 2,484 GWh of heat produced, non-households used 43.9% and households used 40.5%, while 15.7% of the heat was lost in the network.

Coal remains the main source for heating suppliers with 57.8%, followed by natural gas with 28.6% and wood biomass with 12.6%. On average, the price of heating providers went up 10% in 2012.


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