Slovenia Energy Information
2018 Slovenia Key Figures
GDP growth rate: 4.49 %/year
Energy independence: 51.9%
* at purchasing power parity
CO2 Emissions: 6.60 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.15%
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Total Energy Consumption
Per capita consumption is 3.3 toe (close to the EU average, 2018). Electricity consumption per capita is 6 635 kWh (18% above the EU average).
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
The country's total consumption contracted by 2.4%/year between 2008 and 2015 but recovered (+2.6%/year) until 2017, when it reached 6.9 Mtoe. It remained stable in 2018.
Interactive Chart Slovenia Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
As the country's only refinery ceased operating in 1998, Slovenia imports all its oil products (4.7 Mt in 2018). Italy is its largest supplier (29% in 2018), followed by the United States (13%), and Russia (11%).
Interactive Chart Slovenia Crude Oil Production
Oil Products Consumption
Oil consumption, which declined between 2011 and 2015 (-2.9%/year), has remained broadly stable since then (2.3 Mt in 2018).
Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)
More than 3/4 of the oil products are consumed by the transport sector, 13% by the residential tertiary sector and 11% by industry (including non-energy uses) (2018).
Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2018, %)
Interactive Chart Slovenia Refined Oil Products Production
Natural Gas Consumption
Natural gas consumption, which had contracted by more than 30% between 2007 and 2014, grew by 5.7%/year until 2017, due to a higher demand from industry and from the power sector. In 2018, gas consumption dipped by 1.2% (lower needs from the power sector).
Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)
About 60% of gas consumption is intended for industry and 13% is used to supply power plants. Households and services account for nearly 1/4 of the demand (2018).
Interactive Chart Slovenia Natural Gas Domestic Consumption
Lignite consumption, which slightly eroded between 2002 and 2012 (by 1.2%/year), collapsed in 2013 and 2014 due to much lower demand from the power sector; 95% of lignite was used for power production in 2017. Lignite consumption has remained roughly stable since then (3.7 Mt in 2018).
Graph: COAL AND LIGNITE CONSUMPTION (Mt)
Graph: COAL AND LIGNITE CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2018, %)
Interactive Chart Slovenia Coal and Lignite Domestic Consumption
Since 2011, electricity consumption has been growing by 1.2%/year and reached 13.7 TWh in 2018 (+0.7% in 2018). Before the economic crisis, electricity consumption grew quite rapidly (+3.3%/year between 2000 and 2007).
Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)
Industry is the largest electricity consuming sector, with 47% in 2018, followed by households and services (around 1/4 each).
Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2018, %)
Renewable in % Electricity Production
According to the European Directive on renewables, the national target is to raise the share of renewables in final consumption to 25% in 2020 (of which 10.5% in transport, 31% for heating and more than 39% for electricity); in 2017, renewables accounted for nearly 22% of final energy consumption (2.7% in transport, 34% for heating and 31% for electricity).
The NEPN 2019 raised the target on renewables to at least 27% of final consumption by 2030, including at least 1/3 in buildings, 30% in industry, 43% in power generation, and 14% in transport.
Interactive Chart Slovenia Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
GHG emissions have declined by 19% since 2008, to 17.5 Mt in 2017; they were slightly under the Kyoto target (7% below their 1986 level in 2012, compared to a target of 8%).
Slovenia aims to cap its GHG emissions not covered by the ETS to 12.1 Mt by 2020. The Energy Concept of 2018 set a reduction target for GHG emissions of at least 40% by 2030 (same as NDC) and at least 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990). Slovenia aims to cut emissions in transport by 35% by 2035 and by 70% by 2055, compared to 2005 levels. By 2055, passenger and public transport should be 100% electric.
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