Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Date Amended:

2017 (January 1);

Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Hydropower
Policy Sector:
Agency:Ministry of Environment

Document includes an inventory of hydropower potential (HPP) of natural watercourses of Slovak Republic, outlines its present use and possible future utilization and lists sites where placement of Small Hydropower Plants (SHP) is possible. The latter was assessed on basis of taking into consideration potential utilization and technology while maintaining the natural character of watercourses.


Total amount of hydropower potential in Slovakia is estimated on level of 6 700 GWh per annum, where 4 732 GWh/year (70.6% of total potential) is already in use and where 1 968 GWh / year (29.4%) remains unexploited. 

Related policies:Energy Policy 2014 , Strategy for greater use of renewable energy sources

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