26.042 (2022)
260,1 km2
2008: 166.290t
2030: 103.966t

The municipality of Slovenska Bistrica is one of the largest in Slovenia. It has around 25.000 inhabitants. The center of the municipality is the city of Slovenska Bistrica, which was created at the intersection of the roads between Maribor, Celje and Ptuj.

Industry is the main energy consumer and emission producer in Slovenska Bistrica, producing more than 50 % of all emissions in the municipality. In terms of RES, currently in the municipality installed are about 2,14 MW of solar PV.  Forests cover more than 53% of the area and thus providing a huge potential for the exploitation of wood biomass.

By joining the Covenant of Mayors initiative, the Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica has made a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 36 % by 2030, compared to the base year of 2009. In the baseline year, the total energy consumption amounted to 579.377 MWh, resulting in CO2 emissions of 166.289,68 tons. To achieve the set goals, the municipality’s key mitigation actions include energy renovations of municipal public buildings, the installation of solar PV systems on municipal buildings, energy renovations of residential buildings, and investments in the electrification of the transport sector. Slovenska Bistrica is taking steps towards climate adaptation, focusing on enhancing the resilience of its tourism sector and implementing effective strategies to adapt to climate change. These measures encompass both technical and behavioral adaptations, alongside infrastructure reconstruction that prioritizes improved resilience to extreme weather conditions.

The objectives for 2030 include a total energy savings of 59.476 MWh and a CO2 reduction of 62.323,9 tons. The budget allocated for measures outlined in the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) amounts to 15.926.000 EUR.

The SECAP was created by LEASP and supported by CEESEU project.

The entire document is available on the link below in Slovenian language.

SECAP – Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia

The SECAP was implemented with the support of the CEESEU project. The CEESEU project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA: 892270.
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