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Support schemes – Energy Country Profile

Support schemes

Slovenia uses feed-in tariffs and premiums to promote the use of renewable energy sources in electricity, heating & cooling and transport. 

Electricity

Electricity from renewables is generally promoted through a feed-in tariff (so called "guaranteed purchase") and a premium tariff (so called "operating premium"), both granted through a tender procedure. Loans and subdidies are also used as support mechanisms. However, some amendments have been made to this scheme since the end of 2016 (see below).

A detailed overview of the supporting schemes can be found by clicking on the links below:

In October 2016, the EU Commission cleared Slovenia's suppport scheme for renewable electricity and co-generation in line with its new Energy Act. The new support scheme introduces a tender process (auctions by Eco Fund) to benefit from it over a 15-year period. It also introduces a market premium for operators over 500 kW (those below will continue getting a feed in tariff), while highly efficient CHP installations will also be eligible for 10-year grants.

Until then, operators under 5 MW (1 MW after Energy Act of 2014) could either choose to sell electricity generated to the grid operator and recieve a guaranteed payment ("purchase") over 15 years OR to sell electricity on the market and get a premium on top of the market price ("operating premium").

Operators operating above 5 MW and up to 125 MW were only entitled to the premium and had to sell electricity on the market.

Heating and Cooling

The most substantial support for heating and cooling is a financial incentive from the Ministry of Infrastructure via public (state owned) energy companies and a (soft) loan scheme financed by the Eco Fund.

A detailed overview of the supporting schemes can be found by clicking on the links below:

Transport

The main support mechanisms for transport are a quota system, a tax regulation mechanism (excise duty relief) and subsidies provided by the Slovenian Eco Fund in the form of non-repayable grants. Firms importing and producing petrol, gas or diesel are therefore obliged to ensure that biofuels are offered at their petrol stations.

A detailed overview of the supporting schemes can be found by clicking on the links below:

Last update: 09 2019