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Plans for a geothermal projects tender are announced in Argentina

Landscape in Neuquén province, Argentina (source: flickr/ fainmen, creative commons)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 24 Sep 2017

Argentina expects to launch a special tender for geothermal power generation projects by the end of 2017.

The Government of Argentina is said to plan a tender for the submission of geothermal power generation projects in the country, as reported  by our sister publication PiensaGeotermia. The tender could be held before the year end 2017. It is expected that beyond large solar and wind projects, geothermal energy will be developed along with energy sources linked to the processing of agricultural, industrial or urban waste, where the latter are part of the RenovAr program.

The most advanced initiatives to exploit underground heat, given the existence of geothermal fields, are located in four provinces: two in Neuquén (Copahue and Domuyo); Jujuy (Tuzgle, department of Susque); Salta (Tocopal and Rosario de la Frontera); and San Juan (Valle del Cura).

The investors are mainly from China, Canada and Japan, which carried out preliminary studies in different parts of the country.

Source: PiensaGeotermia SinMordaza