Argentina boosts renewables capacity in Oct, power production down

The Madryn wind park in Argentina. Source: Genneia

November 27 (Renewables Now) - Electricity generation in Argentina declined to 806 GWh in October, compared to 810 GWh clocked the month before, according to a report by the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.

In year-on-year terms, all non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) technologies, except small hydro, more than doubled their outputs as the South American country installed more capacity.

The total installed NCRE capacity, which includes wind, solar, biomass, biogas and hydro below 50 MW, was 2,411 MW in October, rising from 2,389 MW in September.

Data on Argentina’s renewable power production in October is summarised below:

Technology: Net generation in Oct 2019 (in GWh): Net generation in Sept 2019 (in GWh) Oct 2018-2019 Y/Y change:
Wind 525 533 179.2%
Hydro 128 133 -7.9%
Solar 96 86 574.4%
Biomass 34 37 46.1%
Biogas 23 22 54.4%

Renewable power covered 7.8% of the demand in October.

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