22 Dec '17, 12pm

Argentina awards contracts to four more wind projects | Windpower Monthly

The announcement on 20 December increases to 12 the number of wind farms to win contracts in the round. The round was initially set to award contracts to renewable energy with installed capacity of 1,200MW, including 550MW of wind. But after the tender was seven times oversubscribed, energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren decided to expand the quota for each technology by 50% to capture the most competitive bids. The winning wind projects were Enel Green Power's Pampa (100MW), oil firm Capex SA's Diadema II (27.6MW) and and San Jorge (100MW), and the 100MW El Mataco project owned by cement producer Petroquimicia Commodoro Riviadavia. The contracts were awarded with an electricity tariff of US$40.27/MWh, the average price bid in the first part of the round by winning projects in the core wind regions of Buenos Aires, Cuyo and Patagonia. Enel Green Power (EGP) said it will inve...

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