Energy, October 2022

In October 2022, the lowest monthly electricity generation in the last 19 years

Compared to the same month last year, electricity production in October 2022 decreased, as did the supply of energy commodities.

  • 25 November 2022 at 10:30
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  • Tomaž Božič, Klemen Deželak, Maja Kramžer, Teja Rutar
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Total net electricity generation lower, import higher than a year ago

In October 2022, total net electricity generation was 530 GWh. Compared to September, it decreased by 48%, and compared to October 2021 it decreased by 54%. Generation in hydro power plants was 27% higher and in thermal power plants 53% lower. The nuclear power plant had a regular overhaul in October 2022 and was not operating. In October 2022, at the same time as the overhaul of the nuclear power plant, the sixth unit of the Šoštanj thermal power plant was also disconnected from the system, which contributed to the record low generation of electricity in the last 19 years.

In line with the lower production in thermal power plants, fuel consumption also decreased. Total fuel consumption was 54% lower than a year ago.

Record 1,210 GWh of electricity was imported and 655 GWh was exported. Compared to the same month last year, import increased by 42% and export decreased by 16%.

Electricity consumption higher than in the previous month

In October, households consumed 263 GWh and business entities 610 GWh of electricity. With 329 GWh consumed, manufacturing dominated. Compared to October 2021, electricity consumption in households decreased by 12% and in business entities by 7%.

Energy supply up at the monthly and down at the annual level

Compared to September, the supply of energy commodities in general went up with exception of Lignite and Brown Coal supply fall with 39%, Kerosene Jet Fuel supply fall with 27% and Coke Oven Coke supply fall with 14%. It increased by 47% with Hard Coal, 26% with Other Petroleum Products, 25% with Heating and Other Gasoil, 15% with Natural Gas, 12% with LPG, 9% with Transport Diesel Oil and 7% with Motor Gasoline.

Compared to October 2021, the supply of energy commodities increased as 63% with Lignite and Brown Coal, 30% with Natural Gas, 29% with Other Petroleum Products, 27% with Hard Coal, 23% with Heating and Other Gasoil and 6% with Coke Oven Coke.

Renewable sources represented almost a quarter of gross final energy consumption

The share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption in Slovenia in 2021 was 24.64%. The share in the heating and cooling sector was 35.22%, in the electricity sector 34.98% and in the transport sector 10.64%.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.

Electricity, Slovenia
X
2021
IX
2022
X
2022
X 2022
X 2021
X 2022
IX 2022
GWh% change
Net production – Total1,1561,019530–54–48
  of which Hydroelectric power plants264307335279
  of which Conventional thermal power plants364200169–53–15
  of which Nuclear power plant5084850–100–100
Imports8518421,2104244
Exports783799655–16–18
Available for the internal market1,1891,0331,049–122
Consumption of Households300239263–1210
Consumption of Business Entities657628610–7–3
Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Fuels, Slovenia
X
2021
IX
2022
X
2022
X 2022
X 2021
X 2022
IX 2022
% change
Hard Coal (tonnes)1,101547803–2747
Coke Oven Coke (tonnes)1,7211,8821,626–6–14
Lignite/Brown Coal (tonnes)289,560176,950107,793–63–39
LPG (tonnes)7,1345,9616,673–612
Unleaded Motor Gasoline (tonnes)33,10033,89836,425107
Kerosene Jet Fuel (tonnes)1,2951,7721,288–1–27
Transport Diesel Oil (tonnes)131,136135,869147,781139
Heating and Other Gasoil (tonnes)24,64715,15818,939–2325
Other Petroleum Products (tonnes)15,4558,73411,044–2926
Natural Gas (1,000 Sm3)79,45348,37955,872–3015
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data for the last 12 months are provisional. With each release the data for this period can be corrected and supplemented with new data.

Data on the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption from the reference year 2021 on are calculated based on the Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II Directive), which replaced Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. Therefore, data from 2021 on are not directly comparable with data up to 2020.
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