The Secretary of Energy and the Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises (CAME) analyzed energy measures so that producers can face the current agricultural emergency, the head of the area reported this Saturday, Flavia Royón.
In a post on his Twitter social network account, Royon stated today that he met with the president of CAME, alfredo gonzalezand the director of Regional Economies of the entity, Edward Rodriguez.
“We evaluated the reduction of energy values electrical for agricultural producerstaking into account the climatic issues that recently affected its production,” revealed the official.
He also stated that they discussed “about the importance of renewable energy technology for agricultural production and the benefits that can be provided to producers who implement it”.
González requested that the benefit that through Resolution 125/2023 the Secretariat granted the province of Mendoza, which rReduces the seasonal values of electrical energy for users of wells or irrigation systems affected by climatic contingencies, CAME specified in a statement.
The resolution contemplates a 69% drop in the electricity rate for agricultural irrigation in Mendozafrom March 1 of this year to March 31, 2024, thus mitigating the economic damage caused by late frosts and safeguarding the profitability and sustainability of the affected farms.
“The percentage of production lost due to all the climatic inconveniences is very large; in addition, the producer loses capital and has no support for the work of the 2024 harvest; that is why we have to focus on this benefit, which is of great aid for Mendoza producers, extends to the federal level,” said Gonzalez.
At the same time, highlighted the joint work that was carried out with the secretariat in pursuit of a benefit for trade, which was granted through Resolution 54/2023 which establishes that, from February 1 onwards, up to 800 kWh per month, the price of 6.87 pesos per month per kWh will be maintained. That is, the third removal of subsidies does not apply.
“This for SMEs and small businesses translates into a lower energy cost. That is why we request that they be maintained in the successive resolutions,” requested the president of CAME.
For his part, Royon stated that “the full cost of energy for industrialists is behind inflation“He explained and advanced:” We are working on an energy efficiency bill and our objective is to put incentives for production and trade.
The meeting was also attended by the director of the Regional Economies sector, Eduardo Rodríguez; its executive director, Pablo Vernengo; the secretary of Organization of the entity and representative of the Economic Federation of Entre Ríos (Feder), Silvio Farach; and the technical adviser on energy matters, Gabriel Negrín.