Argentine renewables boost output in Jan, share unchanged

Argentina's Bicentenario wind park

February 21 (Renewable Now) - Renewable power production in Argentina jumped by 85.9% year-on-year to 956 GWh in January, the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA said in its latest monthly report.

The output increased by 4.8% month-on-month, while the renewables share in total power generation remained unchanged at 8% for four months in a row.

The total installed non-conventional renewable energy capacity stood at around 2,718 MW, rising from 2,590 MW registered at the end of December.

Renewable power generation figures for January 2020 are presented in the table below:

Technology: Net generation (in GWh): Y/Y change: Share: Installed capacity by end January:
Wind 682 136.4% 3% 1,724 MW
Hydro <=50 MW 129 -20.3% 1% 498 MW
Solar 107 164.1% 1% 449 MW
Biomass 16 63.5% 0% 3 MW
Biogas 23 58.2% 0% 45 MW

The overall demand for electricity rose by 2.3% year-on-year to 11,964 GWh, 8% of which was covered by renewables.

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