Powering Argentina with Renewable Wind Energy

    Certifications

  • Verified Carbon Standard

CO2 Emissions

+380.000 tCO2/year

Location

Argentina

Argentina has the best wind resources in the western hemisphere, with the Atlantic coast and southern Patagonia enjoying constant wind all year round. However, the country is lagging behind in transforming these resources into a sustainable and reliable source of energy. Even today, Argentina still relies on energy produced predominantly from fossil fuels and the national electricity grid runs almost at near capacity, leaving Buenos Aires and other cities prone to blackouts.

The project involves the installation of more than 70 innovative wind turbines in 6 wind farms, 4 of which are located near the capital, while 2 others are in some of the windiest plains of Argentina, in the southern province of Chubut. The turbines harness the power of strong winds to generate clean, renewable electricity for the national grid. In addition to increasing Argentina’s energy security, by installing renewable energy infrastructure the project promotes long-term sustainable growth and contributes to the creation of new job opportunities for local communities.

    Environmental benefits

  • Access to cheap, reliable, quality and sustainable energy;
  • Drastic emission reduction and tangible contribution to climate change mitigation.

    Social and economic benefits

  • New job opportunities and improved working conditions ;
  • Economic and sustainable development of the country.
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Climate Action