Argentina's renewables reach record 24.1% share on May 24

Los Teros wind farm, Argentina. Image by YPF Luz (

May 31 (Renewables Now) - Argentina's renewable energy plants generated enough power to meet 24.07% of the wholesale power demand at 1620 local time on May 24, achieving a new country record, the government said Friday.

At that moment, renewable energy sources generated 3,534.86 MW, the Argentine government added, citing data from the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.

The previous record was set at 0855 on December 8, 2020, when renewables reached 23.3% of the demand.

Wind farms were the largest contributors on May 24, with 2,766.91 MW generated, an equivalent to 78.27% of the total renewable energy consumed.

More details are shown in the table below:

Source Capacity Share
Wind 2,766.91 MW 78.27%
Solar 550.73 MW 15.58%
Biomass/biogas 110.07 MW 3.11%
Small hydro 107.15 MW 3.03%

In April, Argentina's renewables generated 1,292.6 GWh, averaging a share of 13.2% of the total wholesale power demand. In March, the renewables share in the demand averaged 11.9%.

In Argentina, renewable energy plants follow a priority dispatch order.

At present, the South American nation has a total of 4,708 MW of operational renewable energy capacity, powering almost 5 million homes, the government added.

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