"Slovakia Power Report Q2 2015" is now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Mar 30 2015

Overall power generation is forecast to decline by 2.6% in 2015 to 25.0TWh due to a fall in the generation of electricity from coal and hydropower, and a slight dip in power produced from oil and natural gas. Over the next decade, however, generation will increase by nearly 30%, mainly as a result of an expansion of nuclear power. We do not foresee any rise in consumption in 2015 and 2016, but demand will pick up in the second half of the decade, driven by a steady expansion of the manufacturing sector.

Key Trends And Developments

* The government is emerging as the most likely buyer of Enel's 66% share in Slovenske elektrarne. In February, the government announced plans to sell its stake in Slovak Telekom, which is worth EUR1bn, allowing it to buy the 17% of shares in SE needed to give it a majority stake. Other shares would go to a variety of private buyers.
* In the meantime, the government is maintaining pressure on Enel, which has angered the government with cost overruns on developing the Mochovce nuclear power plant. In December 2014, the authorities conducted another raid Enel's office in Bratislava, demanded EUR226m in payment for alleged irregularities in the initial purchase of SE, payable prior to any sale and terminated Enel's lease on the Gabcikovo hydropower plant.
* The development of the renewables sector took a step forward in December 2014 when Biochemtex and Beta Renewables signed an agreement with Energochemica SE for the construction of a 2nd Generation Ethanol plant in Strazske which will use non-food biomass as its feedstock. The start-up of the plant is expected in the first half of 2017.
* In the short term, however, the renewables sector faces the problem that around 1,200 out of the 3,000 producers of renewable electricity are set to miss out on green energy subsidies worth EUR67.6m due to failure to submit paperwork declaring how much electricity they plan to generate in the coming year.
* Political instability in Ukraine is...

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The Slovakia Power Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Slovakia Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Slovakia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

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