• CAMMESA of Argentina has formally entered into power purchase contract for 38 MW of renewable energy capacity awarded under country’s RenovAr program Round 2
  • The 3 projects comprise a 1 MW biogas plant, and 2 solar PV projects of 20 MW and 17 MW capacity
  • Neuss Fund Llcson will develop 20 MW solar project in the town of Villa Maria de Reio Seco and 17 MW in Cura Brochero town
  • JinkoSolar’s 80 MW solar power plant in San Juan of Argentina has been officially announced as having commissioned

Two solar power plants with 37 MW cumulative capacity to come up in Argentina have secured power purchase contracts with the country’s wholesale electricity market management company CAMMESA in Round 2 of its RenovAr program. The agency also signed a similar contract for a 1 MW biogas project. All the projects will be located in Cordoba.

With these contracts, Argentina has signed power supply contracts for 85 projects with 2,007.1 MW capacity out of 88 awarded, representing 2,043 MW in total.

The 2 latest solar power projects with signed contracts are:

  • 20 MW PS V. Maria Del Rio Seci (SFV-300) in the town of Villa Maria de Reio Seco, and
  • 17 MW Ps Cura Brochero (SFV-301) in Cura Brochero town.

Both will be developed by Neuss Fund Llcson.

Since the launch of the RenovAr program, Argentina has conducted 3 bidding rounds for renewable energy capacity and auctioned 206 projects with 6,130 MW in 21 provinces. Out of these, PV technology will be used for 69 projects.

In November 2018, the government launched Round 3 of RenovAr calling it MiniRen where wind and solar have been pitted against each for 350 MW capacity out of total 400 MW offered (see Argentina Launches MiniRen/Round 3).

On its Twitter handle, the Argentinian Secretary of Energy announced the official commissioning of the 80 MW Church-Guañizuil Solar Park in San Juan. The project was developed by China’s JinkoSolar and was awarded to the company under Round 1.5 of the RenovAr program.