AES Argentina's 100-MW wind farm to soon go fully live
Neuquen province governor Omar Gutierrez cuts ribbon at the Vientos Neuquinos wind farm. Image source: Omar Gutierrez on Twitter @OmarGutierrezOk
The 100-MW Vientos Neuquinos wind farm in Neuquen province, Argentina, will reach full capacity in the coming days, the provincial government has announced.
The wind farm is formed by 29 turbines, about a third of which were connected this June. The four largest machines will start operating as of next week to raise the wind farm’s capacity to 100 MW from 80 MW, the Neuquen government said.
The project was developed by AES Argentina, the unit of US power company AES Corp (NYSE:AES).
The US government, through its development finance institution OPIC, supported the project by providing USD 122.6 million (EUR 104.9m) in financing. Argentine banks contributed with loans for USD 48 million, the provincial authority said.
The Vientos Neuquinos wind farm is located in Bajada Colorada and generates electricity for large private-sector consumers under the Argentine purchase mechanism MATER.
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