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Solar PV takes top share of Slovenia’s RES/CHP support payments in H1

Solar PV Slovenia support payments deficit

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August 15, 2019

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Slovenia’s support payments for electricity produced from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency cogeneration (combined heat and power – CHP) stood at around EUR 65.6 million, not including VAT, in the first half of 2019, down 6% year-on-year.

According to data from power market operator Borzen, the total electricity production within Slovenia’s support system for RES/CHP increased by 4% in H1 2019 compared to H1 2018, to 508.2 million kWh.

A total of 36 power plants entered the system in the period from January to June 2019, including new entrants and power plants that had a change in ownership or support type (classic feed-in vs. operational support, i.e. feed-in premium).

On June 30, 2019, the feed-in system included 3,864 power plants with a combined installed capacity of 414 MWe.

The average support payment stood at EUR 0.12902 per kWh in January-June, down from EUR 0.14188 in the same period a year earlier.

Solar PV takes largest share of support payments

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants took the largest share of support payments, EUR 31.9 million or 48.6%, while producing the second-biggest share of electricity covered by the support system, 133.8 million kWh or 26.3%.

Fossil fuel-fired CHP led in terms of electricity generation, with 198.8 million kWh or 39.1%, taking the second-largest support share, of EUR 16.3 million or 24.8%.

Wood biomass facilities came in 3rd both in terms of output and support shares, of 71.2 million kWh or 14% and EUR 9.34 million or 14.2%, respectively.

Hydropower plants (HPPs) generated the fourth-biggest share of electricity, 55.2 million kWh or 10.9%, while getting the fifth-largest support share, EUR 2.35 million or 3.58%.

In fifth place by output were biogas facilities, with 43.4 million kWh or 8.53%, taking the fourth-biggest support share, of EUR 4.96 million or 7.56%.

Wind power plants followed suit with 3.12 million kWh or 0.61% and support payments of EUR 137,808 or 0.21%.

Other plant types accounted for 2.55 million kWh of the electricity produced and EUR 626,802 or 0.96% of support payments.

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