6 & 7 September
2018 is the year for Argentina to be on center stage as it hosts the B20 and G20 as well as the Youth Olympic Games in October. The Argentinian RE success story is making a buzz worldwide, with the like of Harvard University utilizing it as a case study.
The wind power industry is needing to move full speed ahead if it is to achieve the developments of all projects. Dialogue with decision-makers is important now more than ever in order to break down remaining barriers such as grid infrastructure, local financing and local content requirements. Argentina Wind Power offers a platform for dialogue between government and industry in order to address issues and bring solutions to the table.
Argentina Wind Power is where players from across the entire supply chain come together to do business, enhance partnerships and, together, grow the industry to greater heights.
Argentina Wind Power is:
• A forum for open dialogue, directly benefiting the growth of the wind power sector.
• Access to the single largest gathering of key industry stakeholders under the one roof over two days.
• A central marketplace for companies to do business, no matter what their place in the supply chain.
• A chance for local small to medium-sized businesses to access industry knowledge and invaluable networking opportunities.
• A chance to be part of the positive story that is Argentina’s renewable energy sector, which is leading economic growth, securing a future for younger generations.
Argentina remains on track to achieve its renewable electricity target of 20% by 2025. Wind will be the leading technology, with a solid pipeline of nearly 3GW at the end of 2017, primarily from the RenovAr programme, although some legacy projects from the previous regime will be built out as well.
Rounds 1 and 1.5 in 2016 resulted in 22 projects receiving long-term PPA contracts for a total of 1,473MW. In Rounds 2 and 2.5 in 2017 11 new projects were awarded for a total of 993MW, at an average price of US$41.23/MWh, down from the average of about US$ 56/MWh for the projects awarded in 2016. Round 3 is expected to take place in Q4 of 2018.
There are now nine RenovAr projects under construction, totalling 653MW, as well as two private projects of 50 MW each. Energy Ministry projects that this could lead to as much as US$ 6 billion of investments in Argentina’s energy sector over the next three years, amounting to about 4GW of generation capacity. In 2017, 250MW of new wind power was licensed under this new scheme.