Lack of transparency unearthed in Slovak power sector –


In line with knowledge printed by Eurostat, Slovakia’s power consumption confirmed a rise in December, which was a shock to many as earlier knowledge prompt there was a lower in power consumption within the nation.

Eurostat printed a graph of adjustments in EU members’ fuel consumption in December, which confirmed a rise in Slovakia, which has been a shock for a lot of as earlier knowledge confirmed a lower.

For the reason that publication, analysts, consultants, and technicians have been discussing the trigger. The Financial system Ministry, which is answerable for the power sector, believed Eurostat used the flawed knowledge.

“If we had been to make the graph right now, the consequence can be fairly related,” Margarida Domingues de Carvalho from Eurostat’s media division stated.

In a later assertion, the Financial system Ministry stated that “knowledge on month-to-month fuel consumption is shipped to Eurostat by the Administration of State Materials Reserves, which collects them from the affected entities within the Slovak Republic,” spokeswoman Mária Pavlusík wrote within the assertion.

The ministry additionally stated it has knowledgeable the European Fee concerning the flawed data within the graph. Eurostat, nevertheless, doesn’t see a purpose to alter the statistics.

“Till the problems of the offered knowledge are resolved and their inclusion within the statistics, the info from the fuel dispatching firm, which is the corporate SPP – Distribution, ought to be thought of as related knowledge,” Pavlusik defined.

These statistics examine the months of 2022 to the months of 2021 and present an roughly 10% lower in December. Such a lower nonetheless locations Slovakia within the group of 5 least-performing nations.

Eurostat’s graph compares the months of August to November 2022 with the longer-term five-year common for the interval 2017 to 2021.

In lots of Western European nations, nationwide businesses and ministries answerable for power have began to repeatedly publish open knowledge on electrical energy consumption, fuel consumption or common temperatures along with historic comparisons.

No such portal has been established in Slovakia. Media shops, subsequently, should ask for every statistic. Some businesses are even refusing to supply sure statistics, such because the long-term common of fuel consumption.

(Michal Hudec |

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