Expansion of the consortium for the promotion and acceleration of the green transformation of the Slovenian energy sector

As of today, the consortium for the promotion and acceleration of the green transformation of the Slovenian energy sector, which was established by ELES and GEN-I with the aim of decarbonizing Slovenia by 2050, has three new members. Elektro Celje, Elektro Gorenjska and Elektro Ljubljana have recognized the importance of linking stakeholders for a successful green transformation.

Figure 1 (from left to right): Robert Golob, PhD, Boris Kupec, MSc, Ivan Šmon, PhD, Andrej Ribič, MSc and Aleksander Mervar, MSc

The identification of the need to link stakeholders for the successful integration of green and smart technologies was the driving force behind the establishment of a consortium focused on the decarbonization of the Slovenian energy sector by 2050.

On September 11, 2019, ELES and GEN-I signed a consortium agreement on the acceleration of the green transformation of the Slovenian energy sector with the help of smart grids. The goal of the founding companies was to promote cooperation in development projects and to invite several stakeholders from the Slovenian energy sector to contribute missing knowledge and ideas for the achievement of their common objectives of a green transformation and transition to a low-carbon society.

Three Slovenian electricity distributors recognized and supported the idea of linking stakeholders in order to implement more advanced solutions: Elektro Celje, d. d., Elektro Gorenjska d. d. and Elektro Ljubljana d. d. By signing a declaration of accession, those three companies became associated partners of the consortium. In doing so, they obtained the rights and committed to fulfilling the obligations set out in the aforementioned agreement. The implementation of research and development projects, the conducting of studies and the preparation of calculations for the purpose of implementing joint projects, and the execution of joint promotional activities will make it easier for the consortium’s partners to achieve established objectives and ensure future generations enjoy higher-quality living conditions.

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