Renewables output soars 102% y/y in Argentina in Feb

The Madryn wind park in Argentina. Source: Genneia

March 20 (Renewables Now) - Renewable power production in Argentina shot up by 102.3% year-on-year to 886 GWh in February, according to the latest monthly report by the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.

Compared to January, the renewables output decreased by 7.5%, while their share in total generation remained unchanged at 8% for five consecutive months.

The biggest electricity producers in Argentina are thermal power plants, maintaining a share of 62% in both January and February. In the second month of 2020, it was nuclear power that grew its share to 7% from 6% in January at the expense of large hydro.

The total installed non-conventional renewable energy capacity arrived at around 2,904 MW at the end of February, up from 2,718 MW registered the month before.

Relevant figures for February are presented in the table below:

Technology: Net generation (in GWh): Y/Y change: Share: Installed capacity by end-February:
Wind 638 173.7% 3% 1,905 MW
Solar 84 92.5% 1% 454 MW
Hydro <=50 MW 130 -1.4% 1% 498 MW
Biomass 13 -13.1% 0% 3 MW
Biogas 21 53.3% 0% 45 MW

Overall power demand in February increases by 1.3% year-on-year to 10,841 GWh, adjusted for leap-year effects, 8.2% of which was covered by renewables.

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