The dilemmas of electricity production in Slovenia until 2050
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To ensure its own stable supply of electricity in the long run, Slovenia needs to build either a new nuclear power plant or a group of gas-steam power plants of sufficient capacity. Covering the expected demand for electricity with investments in new capacity will influence both employment and value added growth. This effect is projected to be much larger in the case of constructing a new nuclear power plant than in the case of constructing a group of gas-steam power plants. The same projected economic effect holds for the power plant operation.
The construction of a new nuclear power plant block would have a similar beneficial contra-cyclical effect over two to three consecutive years as in the case of the Slovenian motorway construction.
Key words: electric utilities, energy and macroeconomics
JEL: L94, Q43
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