With the election of Mauricio Macri in late 2015, developing Argentina’s strong renewables resources is once again back on the agenda. The country needs new power capacity to meet growing supply shortfalls and is highly focused on re-opening Argentina’s economy to foreign investment. An excellent wind resource, good solar resource and the need for speedy deployment strongly favor renewables as a preferred option. However, Argentina remains a high-risk destination due to the historical volatility that has characterized its economy and society. The government needs to move carefully to prevent inflation and currency depreciation sliding out of control and to manage a fragile political majority.
This report Argentina: Ready to be a Renewables Powerhouse? examines the risks and opportunities, which include security, political risk, transmission, resources, macroeconomics and the regulatory environment, in Argentina’s power sector.Back to Research