Natural gas-fired power plant in Brazil to sell electricity to Argentina

Brazil’s mining and energy ministry (MME) authorized the sale of electricity produced at the 347 MW Fortaleza natural gas-fired power plant to Argentina, according to BNamericas.

Plant operator Endesa of Spain can export or import up to 2.1 GW of power capacity, the article said. Energy will be sent via the Garabi and Uruguaiana frequency conversion stations in Rio Grande do Sul state, which borders both countries.

The agreement is reportedly valid until Dec. 31, 2012, but the transactions can be interrupted at any time at the discretion of the government, the article said.

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