February 11 (Renewables Now) - The 37.95-MW Vientos de Necochea Wind Park has been cleared to commence supplying electricity over the weekend, Argentine thermal and renewable energy producer Genneia SA announced on Monday.
The wind asset, built in a 50/50 partnership with domestic Centrales de la Costa Atlantica SA, received clearance by the Wholesale Electricity Market Management Company (CAMMESA) to deliver its output to the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI).
Located in Buenos Aires province, Vientos de Necochea required a total investment of USD 62 million (EUR 58.6m), the company announced previously.
Consisting of 11 wind turbines with an individual capacity of 3.45 MW, the wind farm is expected to generate enough power to meet the annual demand of more than 52,000 households. Vientos de Necochea was awarded to Genneia in the 1.5 round of Argentina's RenovAr renewable energy auction programme.
Last month, Genneia also announced it received the first tranche of the USD-51-million loan it secured with its partner to fund the construction of the wind park.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.916)