The short-term outlook for Slovakia's power sector is relatively weak, with declining output from thermal and coal generation leading to an overall contraction in total generation in 2015. The expansion of nuclear power does mean, however, that from 2016 onwards we expect to see substantial increases in total generation in Slovakia, with nuclear generation expected to increase by nearly a quarter in 2016 alone. The power infrastructure project pipeline remains dominated by nuclear power at present, with few other investments on the horizon, though there is scope for expansion of hydropower should agreements with neighbouring states prove successful.
Latest Updates And Structural Trends
- Investments in nuclear power mean we expect this sector to drive overall growth in the Slovak power industry, with nuclear power generation forecast to increase from 14.1TWh in 2015 to 21.2TWh in 2024,
while total generation will increase from 25.1TWh to 32.6TWh.
- Slovenské Elektrárne's (SE) works at the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant are reportedly now 79%
complete, with reactor 3 expected to come online in 2016.
- Consumption will increase slowly in 2015 before a slight acceleration from 2016 onwards, though annual growth will remain below 2%, leading to a small improvement in the energy shortfall.
- Italian power utility Enel aims to divest part of its 66% stake in SE by end-2015. The sale will generate about EUR2bn (USD2.2bn) - Enel will sell a minority stake in SE by end-2015, with the final exit expected following the completion of reactors 3 and 4 at the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant.
Table: Headline Power Forecasts (Slovakia 2014-2020)
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data (Slovakia 2014-2019)
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data (Slovakia 2019-2024)
Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector
Slovakia Power Forecast Scenario
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2013-2018)
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2019-2024)
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2013-2018)
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2019-2024)
Table: Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2013-2018)
Table: Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2019-2024)
Transmission & Distribution, Imports And Exports
Table: Electric Power T&D Losses Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2013-2018)
Table: Electric Power T&D Losses Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2019-2024)
Table: Trade Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2013-2018)
Table: Trade Data And Forecasts (Slovakia 2019-2024)
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
CEE Power Risk Reward Index
Slovakia Power Risk/Reward Index
Key Policies And Market Structure
Regulation And Competition
Table: Electricity Prices In the EU Member States, As Of May 2012
Slovakia Power Projects Database
Table: Slovakia - Power Projects
CEE Power Regional Overview
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology And Sources
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Power Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators