With an expansion of 4.1 percent in South America during 2020 despite the devastating effects of the pandemic, the renewable energy It is a sustainable alternative that complements other sources of generation to respond to the growing demand for electricity. In that sense, YPF Light It is expanding its installed capacity by 122 MW through different projects, with the aim of complementing the 2360 MW that it already has in operation.
The company, which has operations in Buenos Aires, Tucumán, Neuquén and Chubut, generates about 6% of the energy used by Argentina and recently began operating the Manantiales Behr Thermal Power Plant, located 50 km from Comodoro Rivadavia, in the province of Chubut.
This new plant complements the energy generated by the Manantiales Behr wind farm through 5 high-efficiency motor generators. In this way, the park and the plant form the first hybrid generation system (thermal energy and wind energy) of YPF Light.
New projects for a sustainable future
Last year 1524 MW were added to the installed capacity in our country from 9 projects of renewable energy. To put it in numbers: in 2020, 9.7% of total energy demand was supplied from sustainable sources, a figure that is on a growth path based on the commitment to cover 20% of electricity demand in 2025 from renewable energy.
YPF Luz continues to grow
In that sense, YPF Luz, one of the Argentine electricity companies most active in recent years, recently completed stage II of the Los Teros Wind Farm, located in Azul, province of Buenos Aires. This project incorporates 52 MW to the 123 MW in operation and allows the park to reach a total of 175 MW of installed power, which makes it one of the largest in the country. In turn, he is also building the Cañadón León wind farm, located in the province of Santa Cruz, which will have 122 MW of installed power.