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Completion of SI-HU Pipeline Project Now Scheduled for 2025Photo: Plinovodi

Completion of SI-HU Pipeline Project Now Scheduled for 2025

June 13, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural gas | Energy policy

The planned completion of the Slovenia-Hungary gas interconnection project, which was scheduled for 2023 just last year, has now been moved to 2025, as stated in the ten-year gas transmission network development plan for the period 2020-2029, which the Slovenian Energy Agency just launched for consultation. Comments on the development plan are to be submitted by 15 July 2019....


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Hydrogen Gaining An Increasingly Important Role in SloveniaPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič

Hydrogen Gaining An Increasingly Important Role in Slovenia

June 10, 2019 | Andreja Šalamun
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | CO2 emissions | New technologies | Ecology

The use of hydrogen will be necessary to entirely replace fossil fuels, wrote Frank Wouters, the former deputy director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Ad van Wijk, sustainable energy entrepreneur and part-time Professor of Future Energy Systems at TU Delft, in a recently published hydrogen manifesto. Although everything is currently moving towards...


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Serbia Expects Significant Power Exports During SummerPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Serbia Expects Significant Power Exports During Summer

June 5, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity

The European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) has not identified any specific risks to security of electricity supply for summer 2019. “In general, the system adequacy assessment for this summer has even improved compared to the same period last year,” wrote ENTSO-E in its latest Summer Outlook. Energetika.NET looked closely at the outlook for South East European (SEE)...


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Report: 11 EU Countries Intent on Burning Coal Beyond 2030Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Report: 11 EU Countries Intent on Burning Coal Beyond 2030

June 4, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Coal | Energy policy | CO2 emissions

Eleven EU member states, including Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia, have no plans to phase out coal by 2030, with the majority of coal capacity located in six countries, according to a new report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag....


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WB6 Energy Companies Expect Slower Decarbonisation in the RegionPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

WB6 Energy Companies Expect Slower Decarbonisation in the Region

May 30, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Athens
Electricity | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy

Whereas Germany plans to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038, Emir Aganović from Elektroprivreda BiH, the largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), thinks that whilst renewables need to increase, minimum baseload thermal units need to be kept for at least the next 30 years and that decarbonisation will happen later in the region than in the EU....


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SEE Risks Lack of Dispatchable Power to Balance RES ProductionPhoto: Katja Cankar

SEE Risks Lack of Dispatchable Power to Balance RES Production

May 27, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity

All the baseload conventional capacity projects have stalled in South East Europe (SEE) and the existing capacity is being slowly decommissioned. There are no detailed plans for projects which could replace this capacity, especially in view of the expected increase in renewable capacity. This means there will be a lack of dispatchable power to balance renewable production, said Boris Domanović...


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Delta-ee: Timing of Energy Demand Becoming Increasingly ImportantPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Delta-ee: Timing of Energy Demand Becoming Increasingly Important

May 23, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

“Currently we are seeing a shift in value towards the timing of demand rather than the quantity of demand. We are witnessing a shift from how much energy is used to when it is used,“ said Jon Slowe from the specialised energy consulting company Delta-ee in an online discussion titled ‘How is the energy transition unfolding?’ with the Head of Consulting at Delta-ee, Charmaine Coutinho, and...


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Nikolić, HSE: Future Supply in Slovenia Should Be Based on Hydro, Nuclear and GasPhoto: Siniša Kanižaj

Nikolić, HSE: Future Supply in Slovenia Should Be Based on Hydro, Nuclear and Gas

May 17, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič, Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy

Slovenia should use its entire hydro potential, try to use as much auxiliary (solar and wind) capacity as possible, take a stand on nuclear, and replace coal with gas, said Stojan Nikolić, the Director General of the Slovenian power utility Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) in his statement for Energetika.NET on the sidelines of the event marking 50 years of the Zlatoličje hydro power plant,...


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Most Western Balkan Countries Will Not Reach Their 2020 RES TargetsPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Most Western Balkan Countries Will Not Reach Their 2020 RES Targets

May 16, 2019 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE | Energy policy

Most of the Energy Community contracting parties in the Western Balkans are below the indicative trajectory for reaching the 2020 renewable energy (RES) targets, shows the annual Implementation Report 2018 published by the Energy Community Secretariat. According to the indicative trajectory 2017-2018, Montenegro has already achieved its RES target for 2020, while the other countries of the Western...


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IEA: Global Energy Investment Stabilised in 2018 After 3 Years of DeclinePhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

IEA: Global Energy Investment Stabilised in 2018 After 3 Years of Decline

May 15, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy | Economy

Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investments in energy efficiency and renewables stalled, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest annual review. Meanwhile, global electricity investment declined by 1% in 2018 due to lower capital spending on coal and gas...


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