Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Power station could be built above Devín

The Economy Ministry has called for a a re-pumping hydropower station, the biggest of its kind in Slovakia, to be built on the hill above the Devín Castle in Bratislava by 2030, the Hospodárske Noviny reported on September 19.

The Strategy of Power Safety of Slovakia, presented by Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek, plans for the plant to be constructed by 2030.

The power station would be a backup source to cover energy shortages at peak energy consumption times. It would have an estimated output of 800 to 1,000 megawatts.

Construction of the power station would be probably financed by a foreign investor, but it’s not yet known which one. However, it is clear it will not be Slovenské Elektrárne, since the state plans to increase competition for Enel, the utility’s main shareholder.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.