Wind in Argentinian Patagonia
Standard: VCS Technology: Wind Location: Argentina
This wind farm, currently the largest in Argentina, is located in Patagonia, near the Atlantic Ocean, one of the windiest regions in the world. With 43 turbines and 80 MW of installed capacity, it supplies 300 GWh of clean, renewable electricity to the Argentinian grid annually, preventing 190,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Reducing the need for fossil fuel-powered electricity helps to safeguard non-renewable resources, avoids local pollution and creates jobs. Meanwhile, strengthening the region’s power generation capacity helps to boost commercial and industrial activity.
Delivering against the Global Goals
The project created multiple during the construction phase.
It has introduced a state-of-the-art technology to generate electricity for the national grid at a scale not previously seen in Argentina. The project has also built an education centre to help inform the public about wind power and environmental issues.
By generating power through renewable wind energy, the project avoids the need to produce energy in fossil-fuel powered plants. It saves 190,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.