WindAR 2011 - South America’s strong wind energy event and exhibition.
Latinamerica will have 19 GW of wind energy connected to the grid by 2015. In the next 4 years alone 17 GW will need to be installed. In Argentina 740 MW of wind power are now in tender. Projects of more than 2.300 MW capacities are in progress. According to the national law 26.190, an 8% amount of the electricity must be supplied by renewable resources in 2016. Approximately 50% will be provided by wind energy.
In Uruguay the government launched already the second tender of 150 MW this year. In Chile 200 MW will get access to the grid within one year in addition to projects of more than 2.000 MW that are in pipeline right now. In Sao Paulo, 13.000 MW capacities have been presented to the biggest wind energy tender in Brazilian history. There is no doubt that in the MERCOSUR region wind power is one of the most successful alternatives.
Despite this awakening, as well as all positive signals given by policy makers, there are still some doubts concerning network capability, compensation mechanisms and financing. WindAR 2011 focuses on these topics. International grid experts, technology providers and project developers together with policy makers will discuss possible solutions on November 8th, to place wind energy as a cost-effective and sustainable form of electricity generation with even faster breakthroughs.
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