Slovenia Energy Information
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GDP growth rate: 2.44 %/year
Energy independence: 51.5%
Data of the last year available: 2019
CO2 Emissions: 6.43 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.86%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
Per capita consumption is 3.3 toe (nearly 8% higher than the EU average in 2019). Electricity consumption per capita exceeds 6 600 kWh (20% above the EU average).
Slovenia's energy intensity has decreased at the same rate as the EU average (-1.9%/year over 2000-2019) and remained 25% higher in 2019.
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
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 (4.9 Mt in 2019). Italy is its largest supplier (26% in 2019), followed by Russia (20%) and Greece (11%).
Interactive Chart Slovenia Crude Oil Production
Oil Products Consumption
Oil consumption has decline by 2.9%/year between 2011 and 2015 and has remained broadly stable since then (-3.9% to 2.3 Mt in 2019).
Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)
More than 3/4 of the oil products are consumed by the transport sector, 12% by the residential tertiary sector and 12% by industry (including non-energy uses) (2019).
Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019, %)
Interactive Chart Slovenia Refined Oil Products Production
Natural Gas Consumption
Natural gas consumption has been stable at around 0.9 bcm since 2017. Previously, it grew by 2.4%/year over 2000-2005, before declining by 4.3%/year until 2014 and recovering by 5.7%/year until 2017, due to a higher demand from industry and from the power sector.
Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)
Interactive Chart Slovenia Natural Gas Domestic Consumption
Lignite consumption, which had been rather stable at around 3.7 Mt between 2014 and 2018, dipped by 5.8% to 3.5 Mt in 2019. Previously, it had slightly eroded between 2002 and 2012 (by 1.2%/year), before collapsing in 2013 and 2014 (-15%/year) due to much lower demand from the power sector, the main consumer of lignite (97% in 2019).
Graph: COAL AND LIGNITE CONSUMPTION (Mt)
Graph: COAL AND LIGNITE CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019, %)
Interactive Chart Slovenia Coal and Lignite Domestic Consumption
Electricity consumption remained stable at 13.8 TWh in 2019, after 2.1%/year growth over 2009-2018. 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 51% in 2019, followed by households (25%) and services (21%).
Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019, %)
Renewable in % Electricity Production
Under the EU Climate and Energy package, Slovenia was expected to raise the share of renewables in final consumption to 25% in 2020, of which 39% for electricity, 30.8% for heating and cooling, and 10.5% for transport. The share of RES in final consumption in 2019 was 22% and estimates indicate 23.5% for 2020 (i.e. 1.5% shortfall on the 2020 target), of which 34.7% for electricity, 31.7% for heating, and 10% in transport.
Interactive Chart Slovenia Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
GHG emissions have increased slightly since 2014 to 17.6 Mt in 2019; they had grown by 25% between 1991 and 2008 before falling by 23% until 2014.
The NECP set a reduction target for GHG emissions of 36% in 2030 compared to 2005, including a 43% cut in emissions covered by the EU ETS and a 30% cut outside the EU ETS (-43% for industry, -34% for the energy sector outside the scheme, -1% for agriculture but up to +12% for transport). GHG emissions in buildings should be cut by at least 70% by 2030 (compared to 2005).
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