July 15 (Renewables Now) - Argentine thermal and renewable energy producer Genneia SA started on Friday operations at the 100-MW Pomona I wind farm in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina.
The project, which required more than USD 135 million (EUR 119.7m) to build, was awarded to the company in the round 1.5 of Argentina’s RenovAr renewable energy auction programme.
The Pomona I park is powered by 26 wind turbines supplied by Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) occupying an area of 1,365 hectares.
The company said that sister project Pomona II will begin operations in the coming weeks. Both wind farms together will generate 401,000 MWh per year, which should be enough to power some 135,000 households.
With Pomona I now online, Genneia brings its operational wind power capacity to 413 MW in Argentina. The company also operates solar parks Ullum 1, 2 and 3 totalling 82 MW in the province of San Juan.
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