September 12 (Renewables Now) - Argentina has commissioned 51 renewable energy power plants with a combined 1,457 MW of installed capacity since it introduced new legislation to promote the use of renewables in electricity generation in 2016.
Per the Argentine government on Wednesday, the 50th and the 51st plant were put into service over the past weekend. Both the 3-MW Citrusvil biogas plant, which uses lemon waste as a source, and the 1.15-MW Pasip solar farm were awarded in the country's RenovAr renewable energy auctions.
Of the 51 operational renewable energy generators, 20 are wind farms, 18 are solar farms, 12 are biogas and biomass-fired plants and one is a small hydroelectric system. All projects together represented an investment of more than USD 2.1 billion (EUR 1.9bn).
At present, there are 103 projects totalling 3,534 MW of capacity under construction in Argentina. Their combined investment reaches USD 5.29 billion.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.91)