Argentina completes 101-MW wind park in Santa Cruz

Vestas turbines. Author: DennisM2.

March 14 (Renewables Now) - Argentina's Secretariat of Energy of the Nation announced on Wednesday that the country switched on a 100.8-MW wind park in Santa Cruz province.

With a total investment of USD 160 million (EUR 141.2m), the Bicentenario Wind Park, as it is named, is estimated to generate enough power to meet the demand of more than 100,000 homes, the secretariat tweeted.

According to previous governmental announcements, the project was secured by local cement and petrochemical company Petroquimica Comodoro Rivadavia SA (PCR) in Argentina's RenovAr 1.5 renewable energy auction. The wind park consists of 28 V117-3.45 MW turbines with a 3.6-MW individual capacity supplied by Danish firm Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS).

Under the tender guidelines, Bicentenario has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Argentina's wholesale electric market management company CAMMESA.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.88)

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