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Wind farm will provide renewable energy to 43,000 households

Located in Chubut, it demanded the hiring of 270 workers and an investment of US$46 million.

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The Chubut Norte I  Wind Farm  inaugurated by the president  Mauricio Macri , near the city of Puerto Madryn, demanded a $46 million investment from Genneia and will provide energy renewable to 43,000 households.
The work was awarded by then-energy minister Juan José Aranguren, through the RenovAr 1 Program, with a committed generation of 28.35 Mw, demanded 17 months of construction and was launched four months ahead of the award contracts.
Located about 18 kilometers from the town of  Puerto Madryn , on National Route 3, the park has eight wind turbines along an 835 hectare property. He demanded the hiring of 270 workers and an investment of US$46 million.
Its contribution to the national intra-connected system will add renewable energy equivalent to the consumption of 43,000 households, and with this contribution Genneia already operates 300 MW of wind energy throughout the country, that is 44% of what is generated in Argentina in this technology.
The company also reported that it is building the Chubut Norte II, III and IV, Madryn II, Pomona and Necochea wind farms, which will add another 454 MW of power to the system until March 2020, adding more than 800 MW of power to the system.  renewable energy .
Genneia is currently also the operator of the Ullum Solar Park (82 MW) and 9 other thermal generation plants (638 MW).
The facilities of the Chubut Norte I Wind Farm include wind turbines, a 33/132kV Transformer Station and a 132kV High Voltage Line for transporting the energy produced to the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI).
The wind turbines installed are 117 meters high (from the ground to the center line of the rotor) and each consists of three blades of 60 meters in length each, so comparatively it is twice as high as the Obelisk in downtown Buenos Aires.

Source: Telam

Publication Date: 19/01/2019

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