Powering Argentina with renewable wind energy
Argentina is home to the Western Hemisphere's best wind resources, with the Atlantic coastline and southern Patagonia experiencing year-round, steady wind. However, the country is behind its smaller neighbours when turning these resources into a reliable power source. Instead, Argentina relies heavily on fossil-fuel based power and the national grid operates at near capacity, leaving Buenos Aires and other cities prone to blackouts.
of clean and renewable electricity generated on average each year
created thanks to the project, supporting a socially just climate transition
will propel Argentina to a low-carbon future
mitigated on average each year
The project installs 71 state-of-the art wind turbines across 6 wind farms, 4 are located close to the county’s capital, Buenos Aires, while the other 2 sit on some of Argentina’s windiest plains in the southern province of Chubut. The turbines will harness the power of strong prevailing winds to generate clean, renewable electricity for the national grid.
By driving wind-generated energy, this project displaces harmful, fossil-fuel-based power, cutting the associated greenhouse gas emissions. As well as increasing Argentina's energy security, the project boosts long-term green growth by installing renewable energy infrastructure and creating job opportunities.