Argentina announces 400 MW Round 3 of RenovAr tenders

Ronda 3 del programa RenovAr. Source: www.argentina.gob.ar

September 7 (Renewables Now) - Argentina is looking to contract 400 MW of clean energy from medium scale projects in the third round of its RenovAr renewable energy auction programme.

The tender, which will also focus on promoting the regional development of the country, was announced on Thursday by Renewable Energy Deputy Secretary, Sebastian Kind, during the Argentina Wind Power 2018 event.

According to the Undersecretariat for Renewable Energy, the maximum power allowed per project will be 10 MW, while the minimum power will be 0.5 MW.

Details on the sources and maximum capacity caps are available in the table below.

Source Capacity expected
Solar 350 MW
Biomass 25 MW
Small hydropower 10 MW
Biogas from landfills 5 MW

The tender will be officially launched in October. Bids will be accepted in March 2019 and the awarding of contracts should happen in July next year, the government noted.

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