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Uruguay is the country with the greatest growth in wind energy in recent years

Uruguay is the country with the greatest growth in wind energy in recent years
Uruguay is the country with the greatest growth in wind energy in recent years

Uruguay was highlighted as the country with the highest growth in the wind power in the last ten years, according to a report by the consulting firm SEG Engineering, based on data from the “Global Electricity Review 2024” platform Ember, specialized in energy transition.

As the government faces the second energy transition, the report highlighted that this type of renewable energy increased by 15% in the country between 2015 and 2023, in line with the objectives set in terms of sustainability.

In this way, wind energy reached a 27% participation in the matrix of electricity generation in that period, being Uruguay the most outstanding and leaving far away the second, which was Netherlands, with 17%.

In the region, they were further behind in the ranking Brazil, with 10%, as well as Argentina and Chile, which reach 9%. However, Chile’s strength lies in the solar energy, being the country with the largest share of solar generation in the world, according to SEG Engineering.

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Renewable energies take center stage

The renewable energy They take center stage by decision of the government and during 2023 they contributed to 88.5% of the total generated, according to a record prepared by the Electricity Market Administration (ADME), while, according to data from UTE, reached 98% in the last 12 months.

According to the survey, during 2023 the energy wind was in first place in the generation ranking, with 39.6%, followed by the hydraulics, with 28.1%. From behind appeared the biomass, with 9.3%, the thermal, with 7.8% and solar, with 3.7%.

The development of a plant is even pending. green hydrogen in Paysandu what would mean the investment largest in the history of the country, with a total of 6,000 million dollars.

Marcelo Mula, president of the Uruguayan Renewable Energy Association (Auder), confirmed days ago to Ambit that the company in charge, HIF Global, It is “waiting to advance its business model and working on finding buyers.”

Source: Ambito

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