Argentina met 14.2% of its demand for power with renewable energy in September, as wind, solar, bioenergy and small hydroelectric plants supplied the nation with 1,469.8 GWh, the Argentine government said citing data by wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.
In August, the renewables share in the nation’s electricity demand was 13.3%, or 1,556.1 GWh, up from 12.9% (1,600.4 GWh) in July.
On September 26, at 0930 local time, renewables reached a historical record by covering 28.84% of Argentina’s demand, said the government.
In the January-September period, the average share of renewables in the national power supply was 12.5%. The government has set the target for Argentina’s renewables to be able to cover 20% of the country’s need for electricity.
During the third quarter, five new renewable energy stations totalling 103.22 MW were connected to the grid. The largest one of them was a 100-MW solar farm in San Juan province, while the rest were small biogas and hydroelectric plants.
At the end of September, Argentina had 182 renewable energy plants in operation with a total installed capacity of 4.852.47 MW. In Argentina, wind and solar farms, biomass and biogas-fired plants, and hydroelectric stations of up to 50 MW are considered renewables.
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