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Argentine renewables increase production by 99% y/y in Nov

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December 24 (Renewables Now) - Power production from renewables in Argentina rose to 853 GWh in November, up by 99% year-on-year, according to the latest report by the wholesale electricity market administrator CAMMESA.

Compared to October figures, generation from non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) technologies picked up by 6%, while their total share was unchanged at 8%.

The total installed capacity of NCRE power plants, which in Argentina include wind, solar, biomass, biogas and hydro below 50 MW, reached 2,472 MW in November, moving up from 2,411 MW in October.

More details on Argentina’s renewable power production in November are presented in the table below:

Technology: Net generation in Nov 2019 (in GWh): Net generation in Oct 2019 (in GWh): Nov 2018-2019 Y/Y change: Installed capacity in Nov 2019:
Wind 564 522 150.7% 1,500 MW
Hydro 128 130 -10.4% 498 MW
Solar 109 96 355.6% 434 MW
Biomass 30 34 33.4% 2 MW
Biogas 22 23 54.0% 39 MW

Demand for electricity in Argentina grew by 4.9% year-on-year to 10,532 GWh in November. Local power plants ramped up production to 10,637 GWh, compared to 10,388 GWh generated during the same month a year ago. Renewables covered 8.1% of the demand.

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