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Argentine renewables generate less output, but lift share in April

Argentina's Bicentenario wind park

May 22 (Renewables Now) - Argentina produced 838 GWh of power from renewable sources in April, down from 913 GWh recorded the month before, according to the latest monthly report from the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.

Compared to the same period a year ago, the output from renewables rose by 51%.

The renewables share in the total power production reached 9% in April after staying at 8% for six consecutive months.

The total installed renewables capacity in the system increased by just 2 MW in a month’s span to arrive at 3,024 MW at the end of April.

More details on Argentina’s renewable energy technologies are shown in the table below:

Technology: Net generation in GWh Y/Y change Share Installed capacity at end-April
Wind 612 85.2% 3% 2,012 MW
Solar 80 58.7% 1% 456 MW
Hydro <=50 MW 104 -24.7% 1% 506 MW
Biomass 17 34.7% 0% 3 MW
Biogas 24 7% 0% 47 MW

On March 20, Argentina implemented shelter-in-place measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. These measures lasted through April, bringing down demand for electricity to 8,470 GWh, down 11.5% year-on-year. Demand of large users dropped by 26% year-on-year. Renewables met 9.9% of demand during this time.

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