The Uruguayan government said today that, by June 2017, the country will add 350 MW of wind farm capacity from four new projects already in development.
In all, the government estimates that USD 818 million (EUR 722.4m) will be invested in these projects. This new additions will boost Uruguay's energy security by reducing the effect of fuel price variations, the director of state-owned utility UTE, Walter Sosa, said.
More details on the wind farms projects in the table below.
Palomas de Salto
USD 150 million
USD 320 million
USD 171 million
USD 177 million
Currently, Uruguay has 1,100 MW of wind power in operation.