Electricity & Coal
- There was an earlier discussion about coal and energy resouces in
Slovakia. Here are some items of interest.
there is a one page commentary on hydroelectric production in
Slovakia, and it states there are some 180 small hydroelectric plants
in the country. "According to the list of hydro power plants
produced by the Ministry of Public Work in Prague in 1930 there were
more than 3000 small power plants in Slovakia. After the Second World
War the most of them were closed."
I suspect the information on this sheet is dated and does not include
additional hydro projects completed in recent years, eve though the
figure of 180 hydrogeneration stations is covnermed in the 2003
Slovakia: 180 existing plants 60 MW existing capacity 93 MW
Source: Preliminary information prepared for European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development by Black and Veatch International
based on private consultancy reports.
on page 3 has a graph showing the Oil, Gas and Coal Production and
Imports into Slovakia and neighboring countries.
For renewable resouce power generation, the report rates Slovakia
"Hydropower accounts for nearly one-third of current generating
capacity in the Slovak Republic, and there are some 180 small
hydropower plants currently operating. Further hydro development is
likely, although biomass resources are considered to have the highest
potential for development. It is estimated that only 10% of the
country's potential for energy production from biomass is currently
being exploited. The potential for solar projects for utility water
heating are considered to be quite good."
"Over half of Slovenia is covered with forests and wooded areas, and
wood is an important fuel for space heating in the residential
sector. There is also some 350 MW of installed generation capacity
from forest residues. The potential of biomass lies in exploiting its
use for biofuels and biogas. More research is needed, however, to
determine this potential."
"Slovak Republic The government plans to increase its use of
renewable energy sources twofold by 2010. Currently low energy prices
are the greatest barrier to fulfillment of this plan, but the
government is making some efforts to gradually increase prices to
To leave you on a happy note, there is a third reference that invites
comment by any environmental specialst in the crowd:
"WATER QUALITY <of the DANUBE at Bratislava>
As far as the purity of the water is concerned, the situation is
quiet good. Today, the water of the Danube is classified
as "moderately polluted" and suitable for most applications. The only
problematic pollutant is oil. In Bratislava, the water contains about
0,2 mg of oily substances in every litre of water. Oil spills do not
occur very often nowadays. In every major city near the Danube, water
purification plants have been built which have radically improved the
water quality. In Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, there are
three large water purifying plants."
- Hmmm, nostalgia...
That reminds me of deja vu. Or is it the other way around.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, krejc@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/6/04 9:37:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kubangil@y... writes:
> > OK Colin, When you get there send me a note from the past!
> > Gil K.
> this sounds like nostalgia.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]