November 30 (Renewables Now) - The Argentine government on Wednesday awarded 1,408.7 MW of renewable energy capacity under round 2 of its renewable energy programme, RenovAR.
A total of 66 projects were selected under the latest tender, including 8 wind projects, representing 665.8 MW of capacity at an average price of USD 41.23 (EUR 34.80) per MWh.
More details on the awarded sources can be seen in the table below.
|Source||Number of projects||Capacity||Average price in MWh|
|Wind||8||665.8 MW||USD 41.23|
|Solar||12||556.8 MW||USD 43.46|
|Biomass||14||117.2 MW||USD 106.73|
|Biogas||20||35 MW||USD 156.85|
|Small hydro||9||20.8 MW||USD 98.89|
|Landfill biogas||3||13.1 MW||USD 129.18|
Overall, this round received 228 offers, representing 9,403 MW of capacity, way above the 1,200 MW sought, the country's energy ministry said. The full list of winners can be seen here: (https://www.argentina.gob.ar/sites/default/files/20171129_renovarr2-adjudicacion_prensa.pdf)
After completing rounds 1, 1.5 and 2, Argentina has now awarded 3,832 MW of renewable energy capacity under the RenovAR programme.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.844)