Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
Slovenia has mostly low-enthalpy geothermal resources, with only one area in the northeast of the country possessing a high-enthalpy resource. To date, the latter has not been utilised and the former is used at 27 locations for direct purposes only. Bathing and swimming (including balneology) is the most significant use at 39% (out of an installed capacity of 44.7 MWt), followed by individual space heating 36%, greenhouse heating 18%, air conditioning (cooling) 3%, district heating 2% and industrial process heat 2%. It has been estimated that there is 1.6 MWt capacity of heat pumps used for raising the temperature of swimming pool water and also some 300 ground-source heat pumps totalling 3.3 MWt.