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Ivan Zoković, ZEZ: People Want to Invest in EnergyPhoto: Andreja Šalamun

Ivan Zoković, ZEZ: People Want to Invest in Energy

December 17, 2018 | Andreja Šalamun
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies | Economy

“At first, we thought that only our friends and relatives would respond to the energy project crowdfunding, but we were very surprised, as we also received responses from complete strangers,” Ivan Zoković of Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ) Zagreb told Energetika.NET on the sidelines of the 3rd national From Words to Action Conference, organised recently by the Ljubljana-based NGOs Umanotera...


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Colin Hutchinson, Ascent Resources: There is a Lot of Potential in Petišovci Gas ProjectPhoto: Ascent Resources

Colin Hutchinson, Ascent Resources: There is a Lot of Potential in Petišovci Gas Project

December 10, 2018 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
Natural gas | Energy policy

Colin Hutchinson is CEO of Ascent Resources, a U.K.-based oil and gas production and exploration company, which has invested millions of euros into the Slovenian Petišovci gas project. However, Ascent Resources has been waiting for an IPPC permit for more than four years and had the company known how long the process was going to last, it probably would not have invested in it in the first place....


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Bojan Kumer: I See No Reason for Excluding Nuclear from Slovenia’s Energy ConceptPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Bojan Kumer: I See No Reason for Excluding Nuclear from Slovenia’s Energy Concept

December 3, 2018 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
Electricity | RES and EE | Transport | Energy policy | Economy

The new Slovenian government plans to adopt in 2019 both Slovenia's Energy Concept – the country’s key energy strategy document, and the National Energy and Climate Plan, said the new (and former) State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Bojan Kumer. According to Kumer, the final Energy Concept should be more specific than its current draft. Some things are clear: Slovenia will have...


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Anjos Nijk, ENCS: Serious Investment in Cyber Security Needed in Energy SectorPhoto: osebni arhiv

Anjos Nijk, ENCS: Serious Investment in Cyber Security Needed in Energy Sector

November 26, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | Energy policy | New technologies

Whilst smart grids create a host of opportunities for network operators, unless we are careful the same will be true for hackers, warned Anjos Nijk, Managing Director of the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), a non-profit member organisation supporting the deployment of secure European critical energy grids and infrastructure, in a recent posting on the ENCS website. According to Nijk, as...


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J. Rijlaarsdam, Tritium: A Lot of EV Charging to Happen at Hubs or in TransitPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič

J. Rijlaarsdam, Tritium: A Lot of EV Charging to Happen at Hubs or in Transit

November 19, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | Transport | New technologies

Whilst electric vehicle (EV) charging at home will be an option for some people, in the future a large number of people will need to either charge at work, at a hub, or while in transit. Proof that companies involved in the EV market are already aware of this can be seen from the recent deal signed between major German car manufacturers (who formed a joined venture called IONITY) and Tritium, a...


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Matej Grdadolnik, Siemens: Data Provide Opportunity for Transparent Grid OperationPhoto: Siemens

Matej Grdadolnik, Siemens: Data Provide Opportunity for Transparent Grid Operation

November 12, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

“The development of energy markets and a growing focus on customers urge commercial entities to redefine their roles and their business processes in the changing energy environment. In the rapidly evolving energy system, digitisation has become the motive power and a key factor in the process of creating added value, which is otherwise driven by decentralisation, decarbonisation and IoT...


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Jakub Miler, InnoEnergy:  Success Lies in Solutions That Bring Users to ForefrontPhoto: InnoEnergy

Jakub Miler, InnoEnergy: Success Lies in Solutions That Bring Users to Forefront

November 5, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies | Economy | Startup

It has some 200 start-ups in its portfolio – three of which are potential unicorns – and is therefore recognised as the biggest energy accelerator in the world. Meet InnoEnergy, also known as the driving force of energy innovation in the European sustainable energy sector. Energetika.NET talked to Jakub Miler, CEO of InnoEnergy Central Europe, at the TBB (The Business Booster) conference,...


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Leon Cizelj, JSI: Nuclear Is Not Thriving Because of Its Zero-Carbon NaturePhoto: IJS

Leon Cizelj, JSI: Nuclear Is Not Thriving Because of Its Zero-Carbon Nature

October 29, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | CO2 emissions | New technologies

“Considering that an individual nuclear reactor in Europe generates about EUR 1 million per day, this comes up to EUR 30-40 billion every year coming from about 100 reactors all over Europe, which would mean that 10% of the generated revenue would translate to about EUR 10 of funds per capita. This would be a normal R&D investment for the high-tech industry and if it had been available in the...


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Alenka Suhadolnik, MFA: Slovenia Increasingly Gaining Recognition in the Field of Green Economy (GreenTech)Photo: Ana V. Vršnak

Alenka Suhadolnik, MFA: Slovenia Increasingly Gaining Recognition in the Field of Green Economy (GreenTech)

October 22, 2018 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

Alenka Suhadolnik, the Director-General for Economic and Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), believes Slovenia is increasingly gaining recognition in the field of green economy. The latest slogan reads ‘Green – Smart – Innovative’ and it feels as if lately the word ‘green’ is almost an essential part of every Slovenian slogan. We talk about a ’Green Reference...


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Jesse Scott, Eurogas: Gas Sector Will Need to Undergo a Major TransformationPhoto: Eurogas

Jesse Scott, Eurogas: Gas Sector Will Need to Undergo a Major Transformation

October 15, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Energy policy

Natural gas will still be present in a mid-century deep decarbonised economy. Gas can continue to play an important role in different forms of CO2-neutral gases, Jesse Scott, Deputy Secretary General at Eurogas, an association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors, told Energetika.NET in an interview. According to Scott, understanding the way forward for the...


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