March 7 (Renewables Now) - Argentine thermal and renewable energy group Genneia SA announced on Wednesday that it started the operation of a 54-MW wind park in Buenos Aires province.
The company invested more than USD 82.3 million (EUR 72.8m) in the Villalonga wind farm, located in the south of Buenos Aires. This is the first wind farm in Argentina secured by the national tender RenovAr to have all of its towers manufactured in the country.
Spread over 727 hectares (1,796.46 acres), Villalonga took 14 months to become completely operational. The wind park consists of 16 wind turbines supplied by Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). It should be able to generate 238,000 MWh per year, equal to the consumption of 79,000 homes. The energy will be delivered to the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI).
Currently, Genneia has more than 1,000 MW of power generation in Argentina, of which over 300 MW comes from wind, the firm noted.
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