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Argentina

Official Name:
Argentine Republic

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Ms. Silvia Beatriz Vasquez
Position:
Director of Environmental Affairs
Phone:
+54-11 4819-7405
Emails:
digma@mrecic.gov.ar

Energy profile

Argentina (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

National electrification rate (2003): 95%In urban areas: 98%In rural areas: 70%.

Renewable energy potential

Industry observers believe that Argentina has the potential to significantly expand its hydroelectric generating capacity, as the country has only exploited an estimated 20% of its surveyed hydroelectric potential.HydropowerThere are currently over 14 hydropower plants with generation capacities ranging from 100 MW to 3,200 MW. The two largest hydropower generation plants rely on bi-national projects: the 3,200 MW Yacyretá plant (Argentina and Paraguay) and the 1,890 MW Salto Grande plant (Argentina and Uruguay). A third hydroelectric project of 3,000 MW on the Paraná (Argentina and Paraguay) is under evaluation by both governments.Wind energyThe Argentine region has a very large wind potential. The Chubut Wind Power Regional Centre (CREE) estimated the theoretical potential for the region at 500 GW of electricity generation. This large potential is still largely unexploited. One of the reasons for this underdevelopment is that existing tariffs and incentives do not make wind power development attractive enough yet. However, the main deterrent to wind power development in the region has been the lack of transmission lines that connect the Patagonia region with the National Interconnected System. The completion of the Choele-Choel-Puerto Madryn high voltage line, the first section of Línea Patagónica, under the framework of the Plan Federal de Transporte de Energía Eléctrica eliminated this bottleneck in March 2006. Argentina installed new wind turbines in 2010 with a capacity of 25,3 MW.Solar energyIn April 2011, the first solar energy park in Latin America, Photovoltaic Pilot Plant San Juan I, opened in Ullum, province of San Juan. It is the first in a series of seven alternative energy ventures, including the photovoltaic plants of Cañada Honda (Sarmiento), and La Chimbera (May 25), which will produce a total of 20 MW, the energy consumed by approximately 25,000 homes.

Energy framework

To deal with the energy crisis, the Government introduced different plans and programs.National Energy Plan 2004-2008 (Plan Energético Nacional). This plan contemplates several mechanisms to be applied during the specified period of time. Some of the measures are:- Implementation of the Argentine-Venezuelan Agreement for the provision of fuel oil.- Continuous importation form Brazil.- Execution of the rational energy consumption program for natural gas and electric energy.Emergency Programs: with Energía Eléctrica Distribuida I and II Programmes, ENARSA installed small transportable units and floating power plants to support main Argentine provinces during periods of peak generation.New projects directed to increase the Argentinean generation capacity such as Atucha II.  This 750 MW NucleoEléctrica Argentina S.A. (NASA) nuclear plant remains under construction.Rural electrification program with renewable energies (Programa de Energías Renovables en Mercados Eléctricos Rurales - PERMER) which was due to end in 2008, but has been extended to 2011.

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  • Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Okapi Environmental Consulting Incorporated (OECI) is a private sector organization established in 2011 with the mission to provide quality technical and policy advice on sustainable development. Okapi's work includes project design, management and evaluation, strategic planning, capacity development, resource mobilization, scientific and technical advisory services, technology transfer. Okapi's experience extends in climate-affected sectors such as agriculture, sustainable land and water management, coastal zone management, infrastructure and others.

  • STENUM GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    STENUM has worked for UNIDO, UNEP and IFC in training their Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centers and supporting them in the implementation of various activities (education of national experts, consultancy of companies in waster reduction, water minimization, chemicals management and energy efficiency). STENUM has elaborated several manuals and training materials (UNIDO train the trainer toolkit, UNEP PRESME toolkit).

  • Ecofys a Navigant company

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Ecofys, a Navigant company, is an international energy and climate consultancy focused on sustainable energy for everyone. Founded in 1984, the company is a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, NGOs, and energy providers worldwide. The team delivers powerful results in the energy and climate transition sectors. Working across the entire energy value chain, Ecofys develops innovative solutions and strategies to support its clients in enabling the energy transition and working through the challenges of climate change.

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organization

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago. SNV helps people overcome poverty in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America by enabling access to thetools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works in three key sectors - Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH - and in the cross cutting themes of lnclusive Business, REDD+ and Climate Smart Agriculture.

  • Roedl & Partner

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Roedl & Partner is a globally active professional services firm with approximately 4,000 employees and physical presence in 78 countries, including developing countries. One focus area of Roedl & Partner is public Management Consulting, which covers the energy sector. Roedl & Partner's interdisciplinary Renewable Energy team offers comprehensive business, legal, regulatory, and management consulting services to renewable energy sector clients worldwide. Roedl & Partner manages the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Fund (East Africa).

  • Integra Government Services International LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Integra designs, implements, and evaluates international development activities, with a focus on creating opportunities for the poor, expanding access to public infrastructure, promoting social and ecological resilience and strengthening donor programs. Integra has a proven record of innovative approaches yielding lasting results. Integra is a partner of NASA in deploying state-of-the-art Earth Observation technology for REDD+ MRV, while working to build on-the-ground socio-ecological resilience. 

     

  • HEAT - Habitat, Energy Application & Technology

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Germany
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.

  • World Coal Association

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    World Coal Association is the global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. World coal organization's regular policy analysis, workshops, media updates and strategic research provide access to  the highest level of information on the global coal industry and its role in energy, climate and sustainable development issues. 

     

  • Urban Poor, Video narrated by Angélique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

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    Although urban centers are often ill-prepared to meet the basic needs of rapidly expanding populations, the urban poor are incredibly resourceful people, with their own networks and the proven capacity to save and invest in the betterment of their communities. Climate change can stimulate action that improves and transforms the most vulnerable urban communities.

  • The quest for energy security in Argentina

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    Publication
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    Electricity consumption in Argentina has grown at a rate well above the net GDP in the last years, whereas capacity increase has been slower than consumption increase. This report deals with the problem of energy security in Argentina, which implies many challenges for the country. The author illustrates that the problem emerged first in 2004 as a consequence of the particular modalities adopted by the macroeconomic structural and energy sector reforms of the 1990s, which are still in place today. Main findings of the paper are: