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Factsheet for measure SI-2022-23/2844 – measures in Slovenia

Solarized Slovenia: developing solar power plants

Solarizacija Slovenij

Country Slovenia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 02 June 2022
Context Green Transition, European Semester
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
Author Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound
Measure added 12 September 2022 (updated 26 September 2022)

Background information

On 2 June 2022, a new government with Robert Golob as a Prime Minister came to power. Climate change, rising energy costs, supply uncertainties and dependence on energy imports induced the government to develop a plan for increasing the share of solar energy in household consumption. The project Solarized Slovenia, presented to the public on 15 July 2022, has been developed by ELES, the operator of Slovenia’s electric power transmission system, and SODO, the electricity distribution system operator. The aim is to increase solar energy production by a thousand megawatts by 2025.

Content of measure

The project Solarized Slovenia develops giant solar power plants in the areas where the existing electrical system allows the connection of such power plans. According to the official announcement, solar energy production will increase by a thousand megawatts in the next three years and supply one-third of households with electricity. Giant solar power plants will be connected to a community platform and provide electricity at a known price. The goal is that by 2030, all Slovenian households will be completely independent of fossil fuels for their electricity supply and will have their own long-term energy source.

Presently, the total power of solar power plants is about 100 megawatts; the capacity of installed solar power plants was about 460 megawatts at the end of 2021 (source: journal Finance).

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information on the involvement of social partners in the decision process is available.

Views and reactions

No information on the reaction of social partners is available.


  • 15 July 2022:, Prime Minister Golob announced the construction of giant solar power plants (Premier Golob je napovedal gradnjo velikanskih sončnih elektrarn (
  • 17 August 2022: Government RS, Measures to mitigate the effects of rising costs in the field of energy (Ukrepi za omilitev draginje na področju energetike (


Eurofound (2022), Solarized Slovenia: developing solar power plants, measure SI-2022-23/2844 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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