June 14 (Renewables Now) - Argentina's Santa Cruz government announced on Thursday the inauguration of a 120-MW wind power complex.
The Bicentenario park consists of 35 turbines, each with an individual 3.6-MW capacity. It is owned by local cement and petrochemical company Petroquimica Comodoro Rivadavia SA (PCR).
With a total investment of USD 160 million (EUR 141.2m), the facility is estimated to generate enough power to meet the demand of more than 100,000 homes, the local government said.
The largest portion of Bicentenario, comprising 28 turbines, was awarded to the developer in Argentina's RenovAr renewable energy auction, while the smaller one was developed under the renewable energy market framework locally known as MATER, the provincial government noted.
The president of Santa Cruz's Institute of Energy, Matias Kalmus, said that there are two more wind farms currently under review for implementation.
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