Slovenia's net power output falls 16% m/m in Jan

Author: Rennett Stowe. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), February 26 (SeeNews) – Slovenia's net electricity production decreased by 16% month-on-month to 1,238 GWh in January, while total electricity consumption rose by 8% to 1,344 GWh, the statistical office said.

The January output of the country's hydro power plants decreased by 38% on a monthly comparison basis, the output of the thermal power plants fell by 9%, while the electricity production of Slovenia's sole nuclear power plant, Krsko, increased by 1% as compared to the December level, the office of statistics said in a statement, citing provisional data.

In line with the lower production at thermal power plants, fuel consumption in January 2020 decreased by 11%.

In January, 778 GWh of electricity was imported and 636 GWh was exported. Imports increased by 24% compared to the previous month, while export decreased by 22%.

Nuclear energy had the largest share of 41.9% in Slovenia's total power production in January, followed by thermal energy with 30.0%, hydro power plants with 26.8% and solar with 1.3%.

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