Renewables

Slovenia pays EUR 143.5 million in renewable energy subsidies in 2017

Photo: Pixabay

Published

May 9, 2018

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

May 9, 2018

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Slovenia paid EUR 143.5 million in subsidies to renewable energy producers in 2017, down 2% compared to 2016, the Ministry of Infrastructure said.

The subsidized electricity output of a total of 3,864 facilities reached 944.9 GWh last year, a decrease of 6% against 2016.

Of the total subsidy amount, the biggest chunk, EUR 70.9 million, was paid to solar plants, for 279.1 GWh, as EUR 29.2 million went to fossil fuel-powered combined heat and power (CHP) plants, for 295.4 GWh.

A further EUR 19 million was doled out to wood biomass-fired plants, for 129.8 GWh; EUR 16.7 million to biogas facilities, for 126.9 GWh; EUR 6 million to hydropower plants, for 103 GWh; EUR 0.35 million to wind farms, for 5.7 GWh; and EUR 1.3 million to other facilities, for 5.7 GWh.

The average subsidy amount went up 4% year-on-year to EUR 151.9per MWh.

The subsidy scheme is an EU-approved state aid instrument aimed at helping Slovenia reach the national renewable energy target of 25% by 2020. The share stood at about 21% at the end of 2016.

In January, the Slovenian Energy Agency selected 93 projects with an installed capacity of 98 MW, which will receive incentives for electricity production from renewable energy sources and CHP.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

epcg solari project pubic call solar panels

Montenegro’s EPCG to expand Solari program with 5,000 rooftop PV units

05 December 2022 - The Solari 5,000+ program will enable the addition of 70 MW in total solar power capacity, valued at EUR 70 million

Romania complete dormant Pascani hydropower EU funds

Romania to complete dormant Pașcani hydropower project with EU funds

05 December 2022 - Romania has included the Pașcani hydropower project, which is on hold since 2018, on the list for EU grants

Greece record 47 1 electricity renewables 2022

Greece produces record 47.1% of electricity from renewables so far in 2022

05 December 2022 - The share of electricity demand in Greece covered from renewable sources climbed to an unseen 47.1% in the first ten months of the year

Egypt add 1 1 GW solar wind power cheapest rates Africa

Egypt to add 1.1 GW in solar, wind power with cheapest rates in Africa

02 December 2022 - Two giant solar and wind power plants in Egypt will supply electricity at the lowest rates in Africa, IFC said