Argentina signs 15 MW of RenovAr round 2 contracts

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May 7 (Renewables Now) - Argentina has signed contracts with four projects, with a combined capacity of 14.9 MW, successful in round 2 of its RenovAr renewable energy auction programme.

The contracts for one biomass and three small hydropower plants (HPPs) were signed with Argentina's wholesale electric market management company CAMMESA, the Undersecretariat for Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy and Mines announced on Friday.

The 10-MW Las Tunas and 1.2-MW Salto 7 HPPs in Mendoza province have been proposed by Construcciones Electromecanicas del Oeste SA, and the 700-kW Salto de la Loma project in San Juan is owned by Latinoamericana de Energia SA.

The biomass project, called Generacion Ticino and located in Cordoba, has a capacity of 3 MW. It is being developed by Lorenzati, Ruetsch y Cia SA and will generate electricity from peanut shells and wood chips.

A total of 88 projects, representing 2,043 MW of capacity, were awarded as part of round 2. In all its three tenders, RenovAr has awarded 147 projects with a combined capacity of 4,466.5 MW.

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