“Diversifying the energy matrix of Argentina is a strategic task of medium and long term in the country,” said President Cristina Kirchner, heading the opening ceremony of the wind farm in Rawson. The president said they are running 34 renewable energy projects totaling 910 megawatts and an investment of $2,01 million.
Rawson Park is the largest in Argentina and will be complemented with another in the resort city of Puerto Madryn. “With both, Argentina has one of the major poles in South America” in wind power, said Carlos Serrano, a spokesman for the firm. The stage has now opened at 27 mills, capable of producing 50 megawatts, said Maximiliano Ivanissevich, local executive of Emgasud. Another 16 turbines will be added to complete the second phase launched in 2012, according Emgasud, which invested $ 144 million in the venture.