Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power, Bioenergy, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Economy
Legal References:Act No 656/2004 Coll. On Energy and Amendment of Respective Acts; Governmental Resolution No. 29/2006; Act on Energy and Amendments to Certain Acts (No. 251/2012)

The Energy Policy is a strategic document setting out principal goals and the framework for power industry development in the long term.

It establishes different targets for energy production, including for renewable energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, attaining energy security, and improving power distribution networks. The Plan sets three long-term objectives and 11 priority actions.

The Energy Policy is overseen by the Ministry of Economy, and is to be updated every five years.

Renewable energy sources:The Energy Poicy determines that developing renewable energy sources for heat, particularly through biomass and geothermal energy, is to be prioritised. It sees renewable energy sources as possibly increasing their share in overall electricity production to as much as 19% in 2010, 24% in 2020 and 27% in 2030. Biomass is seen as having the greatest potential as an energy source for heat and electricity, and biofuels as the most promising alternative to fossil fuels for transport. The targets for the use of biofuels arising from the EU directive 2003/30/EC , calculated on the basis of the energy content of motor fuels, are 2% at the end of 2005 and 5.75 % at the end of 2010.

For biomass, the following development objectives are esablished:

  • combined combustion of coal and wood chip;
  • gasification of wood in thermal power plants;
  • the use of biogas in smaller power plants;
  • the use of agricultural and forestry biomass for energy purposes.

Energy Efficiency Measures: aimed at increasing energy efficiency as determined as follows:

  • information campaign to disseminate information on energy consumption;
  • creating a framework for the provision of effective energy-related services;
  • determining standards for appliance energy efficiency;
  • supporting research and development of highly energy-efficient equipment and innovative technologies.

Specific priority areas include:

  • increasing the efficiency of thermal power plants, through refurbishment and improved production processes (reducing losses and recovering waste heat);
  • reducing the losses in transmission and distribution with a focus on the transmission and distribution of electricity, gas and heat;
  • improving efficiency in hydro-electric electricity production;
  • in the residential sector: using information campaigns and setting energy performance standards for building components, appliances and equipment, including regular inspection of boilers, air conditioners and heating facilities.
Related policies:The concept of using hydropower potential in Slovakia till 2030
This record is superseded by:Slovakia

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