Argentina announces next renewables tender



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ARGENTINA: Wind will compete against solar PV for 350MW of capacity in the third round of the country’s Renovar programme, with a tender scheduled for October.

Projects of between 0.5MW and 10MW will be eligible to compete for a total capacity for 400MW in the new tender round, which will begin in October, under-secretary of renewable energy, Sebastian Kind announced at the Argentina Wind Power 2018 conference.

There will be 350MW available for wind and solar PV, 25MW for biomass, 10MW for small hydroelectric utilities, 10MW for biogas and 5MW for biogas for landfill, Kind said.

The new capacity will be connected in medium-voltage networks of 13.2kV, 33kV and 66kV.

Ben Backwell, the new CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which had organised the conference, said: “This announcement provides a boost for the wind industry in Argentina and it’s a clear signal of ongoing support for the future.”