The foundations of Slovenia’s energy policy are set out in the Energy Act of 2014, which was implemeted to transpose EU directives on electricity, gas, renewables and energy efficiency including the regulation of energy infrastructures and heat supply while achieving energy security. The new Energy Act also contains a requirement to draw up a Slovenian Energy Concept up to 2050 as a new umbrella energy development document.
Looking back, an energy law, adopted in 1999, provided for the progressive liberalisation of the energy sector, in keeping with EU directives on the liberalisation of energy markets. In 2004 the Slovenian Parliament then adopted a National Energy Programme (ReNEP) which defines a certain number of quantitative objectives in the field of energy efficiency and renewables.
In 2007, a law on energy (Energy Act) redefined the objectives of the country's energy policy: ensuring the security of the energy supply by taking into account the principles of the market and sustainable development; energy efficiency; the economic exploitation of renewable energy sources; and environmental protection.
Last update: 09 2019