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Samo Lozej: CCGT Plant Is One of Energetika Ljubljana’s Top Investment PrioritiesPhoto: Energetika Ljubljana

Samo Lozej: CCGT Plant Is One of Energetika Ljubljana’s Top Investment Priorities

February 11, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | Economy | Heating

The Slovenian energy supplier Energetika Ljubljana, a public company integrated in Javni holding Ljubljana (JHL), made an estimated profit of around EUR 90,000 in 2018, while its 2019 target is to reach as high as EUR 200,000, said JHL in a press release earlier this year. Energetika Ljubljana ended the year 2018 by implementing its project for supplying consumers in the area of Grosuplje,...


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Arar, Plinacro: LNG Terminal and IAP to Enable Croatia to Become Important Gas HubPhoto: Plinacro

Arar, Plinacro: LNG Terminal and IAP to Enable Croatia to Become Important Gas Hub

February 4, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural gas | Energy policy | Economy

Croatia still has plans to become a gas hub, and in order to achieve this, it is necessary for the country to complete strategic projects such as the LNG terminal and the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) project, so that supply routes will cross on the territory of Croatia, said Ivica Arar, President of the Management Board of the Croatian gas TSO, Plinacro, in an interview for Energetika.NET. With...


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Pellerin-Carlin, JDI: Making Your Business 'Future Energy Policy-Proof' Requires Innovation over TimePhoto: Linkedin

Pellerin-Carlin, JDI: Making Your Business 'Future Energy Policy-Proof' Requires Innovation over Time

January 28, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | New technologies | Economy

“Policy can kill the profitability of a given project, but it can also make the profitability of a given project,” noted Thomas Pellerin-Carlin from the Jacques Delors Institute at November's European Utility Week (EUW) in Vienna, Austria. Therefore, one of the main lessons is that utilities need to make sure their business is “future energy policy-proof”, said Pellerin-Carlin, who will...


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Erwin Smole, EWF: An Increasing Number of Blockchain Trials SuccessfulPhoto: osebni arhiv

Erwin Smole, EWF: An Increasing Number of Blockchain Trials Successful

January 21, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | New technologies

The dust around blockchain technology has settled, making the good startups and companies with working solutions more visible, Erwin Smole, Strategic Advisor at the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), told Energetika.NET in an interview, noting that an increasing number of trials are successful. According to Smole, certificates and tracking are currently the most interesting use cases in the energy...


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Jeremy Gordon: The Future of the EU’s NPPs is Paramount to the Future of Nuclear Power OverallPhoto: osebni arhiv

Jeremy Gordon: The Future of the EU’s NPPs is Paramount to the Future of Nuclear Power Overall

January 14, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | Energy policy | CO2 emissions

The EU as a whole is the largest part of the nuclear industry. Therefore, the future of the EU’s nuclear plants is paramount to the future of nuclear power overall, said Jeremy Gordon, who is responsible for communication at the World Nuclear Association (WNA), in an interview for Energetika.NET. Whilst the EU already has a leading role in climate change policy and a lot of targets - also for...


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Dr Bernd Rech, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin: PV is Still a Young TechnologyPhoto: HZB

Dr Bernd Rech, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin: PV is Still a Young Technology

December 31, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

In a special ceremony in mid-December, Slovenia's President, Borut Pahor, awarded the ‘Apple of Inspiration' to the scientists behind the efficiency record for a monolithic perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell. The award was presented to Dr. Marko Jošt, Dr. Steve Albrecht, Dr. Benjamin Lipovšek, Dr. Janez Krč, Dr. Marko Topič and Dr. Bernd Rech. Rech, who is the director of Helmholtz Zentrum...


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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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