October 23 (Renewables Now) - Power generation from renewables in Argentina increased by 18% month-on-month to 810 GWh in September, the Argentine government said Tuesday citing a report by the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.
The boost from 683 GWh registered in August is owed to higher outputs from wind and solar farms.
Wind farms generated 533 GWh in September, up by 18% month-on-month, while the solar power production increased by 28% to 86 GWh.
The government said that 253 MW of new renewable energy capacity was brought online during August and September. This capacity is divided between four wind farms totalling 231 MW, three solar farms with 17 MW combined and two bioenergy schemes of 5 MW in total.
Renewables succeeded in covering 7.9% of the demand for electricity in September, compared to a 6% share observed the month before. Argentina’s goal is for renewables to meet 12% of the total demand by the end of 2019.