Slovakia’s dominant power producer, Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), generated 6,072 gigawatthours (GWh) of electric energy in the first quarter of this year, the SITA newswire wrote. This is roughly the same amount that it produced during the same period a year ago. According to data published by SE, the biggest share of electricity in Slovakia, 71 percent, was generated by nuclear power plants. “Operation of nuclear facilities was very reliable,” the company said. Nuclear power stations were followed by hydro-electric power stations, whose share of total electricity generation in the same period was more than 17 percent. “Performance of hydropower plants was influenced by hydrological and climatic conditions,” stated the company. Thermal power plants in Vojany and Nováky contributed about 12 percent to total electricity generated.
The joint-stock company Slovenské Elektrárne, a.s. was established on January 21, 2002, as the legal successor to Slovenské Elektrárne, from which the transmission network operator Prenosová Sústava and central heating plant Tepláreň Košice were spun off. The government privatisation agency, the National Property Fund (FNM), holds a 34 percent share in SE, while a 66 percent share is in the hands of the Italian company Enel. SE operates two nuclear power stations, two thermal power plant and 34 hydro-electric power stations. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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