Argentina adds 382 MW of renewables capacity in Q1 2021

Wind park in Argentina. Source: Argentina.gob.ar

April 27 (Renewables Now) - Argentina has connected some 382.18 MW of renewable energy plants to the national grid in the first three months of 2021, the Secretariat of Energy announced on Monday.

During this period, six wind farms, three bioenergy-fired facilities and one small hydropower plant (HPP) were given the go-ahead to start commercial operation. These projects represented a combined investment of over USD 565 million (EUR 467.8m), and now the plants can produce enough energy to meet consumption needs of over 440,000 local homes.

More details on each of the new plants are available in the table below.

Name Type Capacity Province
Chubut Norte II Wind 26.28 MW Chubut
Chubut Norte III Wind 57.66 MW Chubut
Chubut Norte IV Wind 83.2 MW Chubut
Loma Blanca I Wind 50 MW Chubut
Loma Blanca III Wind 51.2 MW Chubut
Vientos Los Hercules Wind 97.2 MW Santa Cruz
La Escondida Biomass 12 MW Chaco
AB Energia Biogas 2.13 MW La Pampa
Santa Catalina Biogas 2 MW Cordoba
Triple Salto Unificado Small HPP 0.51 MW Mendoza

By the end of the first quarter, Argentina had some 4,567 MW of installed clean energy capacity across 172 operational plants, which are capable of powering over 4.8 million households, the government noted.

Over the three-month period, renewables consistently covered for over 11% of the demand for electricity. This share reached 12.1% in January, 11.7% in February and 11.9% in March, the press release added.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.828)

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