The Energy Act (henceforth referred to as the EA), which also regulates the issuing of licences, stipulates in Articles 6 and 7 that, in order to provide an energy-related activity, it is necessary to obtain a licence issued by the Public Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (henceforth referred to as the Energy Agency). The provision of Article 87 of the EA authorises the Energy Agency to issue licences. In accordance with the EA the government determined, in detail, the conditions in the Ordinance Regarding the Requirements and the Procedure for Issuing and Revoking the Licenses for Operating the Energy-Related Activities (henceforth referred to as the Ordinance), which regulates the procedure for issuing and revoking a licence, the form of a licence, and details needed for maintaining the Register of Issued and Revoked Licences. The ordinance defines 21 energy-related activities.
In 2011, to a large number of the licence holders, the licences for performing energy-related activities expire. Licences were gained for a period of five years.
If a licence holder wishes to carry out the same energy-related activity after the expiry of the current licence, he has to in accordance with the Energy Act and the Ordinance Regarding the Requirements and the Procedure for Issuing and Revoking the Licenses for Operating the Energy-Related Activities, obtain a new licence. A licence holder has to submit an application for obtaining a licence to the Energy Agency and fulfil the requirements set by the above mentioned legislation. A licence holder can submit an application for a new licence to carry out the same energy-related activity two months before the expiration of the current licence. The decision regarding the granting of a new licence can not be delivered earlier than 15 days before the expiry of the current licence.