Argentina looking to expand small hydroelectric capacity by up to 20 MW

Argentina Map

A program unveiled this week by Argentine President Mauricio Macri could see the addition of 20 MW of small hydroelectric power capacity added to the South American country's grid.

The plan, called RenovAr, seeks to lower Argentina's greenhouse gas emissions by increasing its portion of renewable generating assets to 20% of the country's total power supply by 2025.

RenovAr will add about 1 GW of new renewable capacity through a tendering process, with wind making up the bulk with 600 MW planned, and solar (300 MW), biomass (65 MW), small hydro (20 MW) and biogas (15 MW) trailing.

Argentine regulator Compania Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Electrico (CAMMESA) will oversee implementation of the plan, with investments expected to total US$2 billion.

Further terms of the tender can be found from CAMMESA here.

For more news from Latin America, visit here.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs