News on Slovakia's energy sector

The completion of Mochovce: double the budget and numerous delays

After numerous delays, the third block in Mochovce is expected to be put into operation during the upcoming winter, and the fourth one a year later.Marek Poracký12. Jul 2019, at 11:20

The third and fourth nuclear blocks in Mochovce.

Luxembourg's court will look into energy prices in Slovakia

The government changed the law on energy in 2017, making Slovakia's regulatory body less independent.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2019, at 13:36

PM Robert Fico recommended people tear invoices for electricity after the price increase.

International experts to check the completion of the Mochovce plant

They were invited by the energy generator, Slovenské Elektrárne.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2019, at 22:47

The nuclear power station in Mochovce

Energy legislation underwent the biggest change in 10 years

The revision leads to more market-oriented support for green energyJana Liptáková, 27. May 2019, at 15:00

Laws passed in 2018 should serve as a new framework for green energy support.

Trump and Šefčovič have opened a new LNG export terminal

Slovakia is to import US gas only if it is cheaper than Russian gas.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2019, at 13:42

Maroš Šefčovič (left) and Donald Trump (right).

Austrian Chancellor Kurz demands that the nuclear reactor in Mochovce not be launched

The construction of the nuclear plant in Mochovce is our autonomous right, Slovak PM Pellegrini responded.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2019, at 13:21

Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz (left) meeting with Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini (right).

Italian arrested at Bratislava airport due to fraud worth millions

The case is linked to Slovakia’s dominant energy generator, Slovenské Elektrárne.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Apr 2019, at 22:44

Bratislava airport
UPDATED: 10. Apr 2019, at 15:33

Austrians protest against the completion of Mochovce again

But both the operator of the nuclear power plant and the Slovak regulator consider it scaremongering.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Apr 2019, at 13:12

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Slovak Nafta completes the acquisition of gas storage tanks in Germany

Nafta is a key natural gas storage company in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jan 2019, at 21:26

Illustrative stock photo

Energy prices will go up next year

This is due to the current price development on the global markets.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Dec 2018, at 22:22

Illustrative stock photo

State changes the law to protect its gas utility

But the draft law might be problematic in relation to the constitution.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Nov 2018, at 13:35

Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel company

Parliament passes major amendment to green energy support legislation

The state will no longer automatically pay a lump-sum premium for renewable energy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2018, at 23:15

One of few wind turbines in Slovakia,

V4 presidents: Nord Stream II is a threat to Europe

Presidents of the Visegrad Group countries discussed, among other things, the rise of xenophobia, extremism and nationalism in Europe.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2018, at 15:07

Presidents of V4 countries, L-R: Polish President Andrzej Duda, Hungarian President János Áder, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, and Czech President Miloš Zeman at a summit, October 11-12, 2018.

Slovenské Elektrárne power producer in the red

The reasons for this development are several, both domestic and foreign.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Oct 2018, at 13:34

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Some nuclear blocks temporarily out of operation

Several repairs and checks are expected to be carried out.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2018, at 14:00

Illustrative stock photo

Regulated electricity prices for households are going up

The regulator argues the higher prices of European carbon allowancesCompiled by Spectator staff, 13. Sep 2018, at 14:58

Power plant Elektárne Nováky (ENO)

Slovakia is revamping support of renewable energy sources

New legislation keeps a controversial tariff paid by electricity producersJana Liptáková, 10. Aug 2018, at 5:17

Also Slovakia is harnessing solar energy.

Slovakia supports US President Trump’s opinion on North Stream 2

The government does not see any benefit in the project with regard to the reduction of dependence on a single gas supply route.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jul 2018, at 22:34

Steel pipes for the North Stream 2 pipeline are uploaded in Mukran harbour in Sassnitz, Germany.

Is the completion of Mochovce nuclear plant close?

PM Pellegrini inspected the construction site of the delayed project.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jul 2018, at 22:48

PM Peter Pellegrini inspected the construction site of the third block of the Mochovce nuclear power plant.

Mochovce nuclear power plant might be delayed again

But Slovenské Elektrárne promises to minimise risks that would delay current plans.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jun 2018, at 21:55

Mochovce nuclear power plant