The first in Slovenia to offer customers electricity exclusively without CO2.
The climate crisis is mankind’s greatest challenge. If we want to protect our planet and provide generations to come the healthiest life possible, we must take action now. GEN-I is aware of its responsibility in the transition to a green future. We are committed to a carbon-free future without fossil-based energy sources.
We will therefore be the first in Slovenia to begin supplying customers electricity exclusively from environmentally friendly, carbon-free sources, starting in January. There will be more than 3,150 million kWh of such electricity in 2021. Because we deliver that electricity to all customers, we will reduce their carbon footprint by 1.65 million tons of CO2 annually relative to 2019. We will reduce the carbon footprint of the average Slovenian household (that is our customer) by around 40%.
“GEN-I accepts its share of responsibility for the green transformation of the energy sector. Several years ago, we were the first to offer the self-sufficient supply of electricity with solar power plants. Now, we are going one step further. We are empowering all of our customers to do something extraordinary for our planet. By choosing their own energy source. I, myself, believe that the energy of the sun is the cleanest choice for the future. We will therefore be among the first to supply customers with electricity produced entirely from solar energy. As the largest supplier in the Slovenian energy sector, we must serve as an example to others. If GEN-I can do it, so can all of Slovenia. We don’t need to wait until 2050 for a CO2-free society. We can achieve it sooner,” the President of the Management Board, Dr. Robert Golob, believes.
Through its actions, GEN-I strengthens its position from year to year as the most trustworthy brand and best choice among electricity suppliers. We reduced electricity prices for all of our household customers in the spring. We thus made it possible for the first time for all customers to choose the carbon-free energy source that suits them best. They can choose between solar energy and nuclear energy, and soon hydro energy. GEN-I believes that nuclear energy and renewable sources are natural allies in the transition to a carbon-free society. We believe in the power of linking all carbon-free sources and technologies with one common objective: to achieve the climate neutrality of Slovenia in the shortest possible time.
The GEN-I Group is already the leading promoter of the green transformation in Slovenia. To date in Slovenia, we have set up more than 2,000 solar plants for independent self-sufficient supply, the first self-sufficient supply solar power plant on an apartment building in Jesenice and the first self-sufficient RES community in Budanje pri Ajdovščini. We have been the leading buyer of energy from diversified renewable resources for more than ten years.
GEN-I was the first company in Slovenia to issue green bonds. We are involved in the development of demand response technologies for small customers, and are implementing pilot and test projects. Using our knowledge and established infrastructure, we ensure growth in the self-sufficient supply of energy, more efficient energy consumption, smart energy management and the reduction of the carbon footprint of customers.
The future is green. Let’s create it together!