Wind Energy Plants - South America (other)
Carape-I Photograph courtesy of Fingano Argentina SA
Photograph courtesy of Fingano Argentina SA
Operator: Empresa Publicas Medellin (EPM)
Configuration: 15 X 1.3 MW N60
WTG supplier: Nordex
Photograph courtesy of Nordex
Operator: PDVSA Wind
Configuration: 76 X 1.32-MW AE1/1.32
WTG supplier: Gamesa
Quick facts: In Dec 2008, Gamesa won a €116mn contract from PDVSA to build Venezuela's first wind farm, the Paraguana project between the towns of Amuay and Los Taques, Falcon state. The first WTG components arrived in Venezuela in Apr 2010, but plant completion was delayed until 2012.
Photograph by AleCuartin (panoramio)
Operator: Empresa Electrica Corani SA
Configuration: 2 X 1.5-MW GW-77 WTG
WTG supplier: Goldwind
Quick facts: From 2010 and 2012, Corani sponsored a study of the wind energy resources in the Qollpana area. A competitive bidding process for a wind park was held in 2012, and work began in Mar 2013 to implement Bolivia’s first wind project in Pocona municipality, Carrasco province, Cochabamba department. Financing was provided by Sinomach.
Photograph courtesy of energypress.com.bo
Operator: Elecgalapagos SA
Configuration: 3 X 800 kW AE59
WTG supplier: MADE
Quick facts: The San Cristobal Wind Project in the Galapagos was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and American Electric Power (AEP) on behalf of the e8 Group. The new WTGs went commercial on 1 Oct 2007 and run as a hybrid system with 3 X 650kW diesel gensets and two 6kW PV panels. The project is expected to reduce the use of diesel fuel on the island by about 50%. The site continues to be used as pastureland.
Photograph courtesy of Power
|Sierra Los Caracoles
Operator: Admin Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Elec
Configuration: 5 X 2 MW V80
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This was UTE's first wind park. The WTGs have 67m towers and 80m rotors. The wind park is connected to the grid at 31.5kV through San Carlos Substation, Maldonado dept.
Photograph courtesy of Admin Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Elec
Photograph by franzpc (Flickr)
Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data BaseUpdated 12-Apr-2016