Nuclear energy is an important driver of electricity supply in the country and the primary production source in the GEN Group. As a low-carbon source, nuclear energy has the potential to make a vital contribution to the sustainable future of energy. The planning and preparation project to build a second nuclear reactor unit in Krško, JEK 2, is one of the GEN Group's pivotal strategic development projects.
The JEK 2 investment will have a positive impact across the Slovenian economy. JEK 2 would provide a safe and reliable supply of 8–12 TWh of electricity per year, depending on the size of the power plant. As a domestic energy source, JEK 2 would also help reduce the country's reliance on imported energy. Nuclear energy is a competitive energy source that ensures predictable and stable electricity prices. As a low-carbon energy source, it would also help reduce the levels of CO2 emissions nationwide.
The GEN Group is calling for a data-driven, efficient, transparent and responsible implementation of the JEK 2 project. The project is currently at a stage where the owner, the Republic of Slovenia, will need to take a clear position on the matter. What needs to be made is a strategic decision on the energy future of Slovenia.